Flaws in peer review?

from the debugging-P2P-networks dept.

Biomednet's HMS Beagle web magazine has an opinion piece, Something Rotten at the Core of Science? reprinted from the February edition of Trends in Pharmacological Sciences, calling for more openess and objective evaluation of peer review procedures. "Evidence suggests serious flaws exist in the peer review process; one study indicates that it's no better than chance in evaluating papers." The abstract says "A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision and an analysis of the peer review system substantiate complaints about this fundamental aspect of scientific research. Far from filtering out junk science, peer review may be blocking the flow of innovation and corrupting public support of science."

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