Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Blank On The Map: Can peer review be improved?

Last week I was back in Oxford briefly and visited my DPhil supervisor Subir Sarkar, who, in the course of a long conversation about various things, told me about a discussion he had apparently had with Professor Anton Zeilinger after a recent colloquium there. Zeilinger had apparently mentioned the academic peer review process and had some ideas about how the process might be made to serve science better by being more transparent. I found these ideas (as relayed to me) rather thought-provoking, and I'd like to promote a bit of discussion about them on this blog.

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