B - Can Journalists Help Improve Peer Review?

Moore A. Can Journalists Help Improve Peer Review? The Scientist. 2007; 21(7) 25

For many seasoned observers of science, major journals risk losing credibility when press releases are issued with added "spin" before publication. When research makes headlines, science journalists facilitate a kind of postpublication scientific review. Their interviews with other scientists, as well as the author, reflect the collective wisdom and opinion of far more scientists than the number involved in the peer review