Tuesday, February 14, 2012

B - Peerage of Science: a publishing revolution?

Fowler M. Peerage of Science: a publishing revolution? Theoretically Speaking Nature.com blog Jan 16, 2012

The increasing number of scientists is coupled with a pressure to publish more (often smaller units of) science. This increases the burden on peer reviewers in different ways. Peerage of Science (POS) is a new initiative that aims to improve on some of the perceived problems with peer review, independently from journals and publishing houses. One of its goals is that of cutting down unnecessary repetition of effort in the review/editorial process to get the work published more easily. This post assesses the pros and cons of various aspects of the POS system from different points of view: those of authors,reviewers, and editors.

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