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News Tue Jul 19 2011

Killing Peer Review

Is it a new lifestyle magazine for today's modern sociopath? No, it's an Inside Higher Ed article about the trend in scientific publishing to step beyond the traditional peer reviewed journal model to reach a wider audience through social media. "Think Wikipedia, but with original research and a specialized corps of volunteer editors. seems shameful to cede editorial authority to only two reviewers when modern technology enables the consultation of thousands more. 'I think the ideal,' [Mohamed Noor, an evolutionary biologist at Duke] said, 'would be a combination of both.'" Read more/join the debate here.

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