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Peer review processes risk stifling creativity and limiting opportunities for game-changing scientific discoveries

Braben, Don and Dowler, Rod (2017) Peer review processes risk stifling creativity and limiting opportunities for game-changing scientific discoveries. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (17 Sep 2017). Website.

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Abstract

Today, academics must prepare written proposals describing the research they wish to conduct and submit them to funding agencies for evaluation – a process known as peer review. According to Don Braben and Rod Dowler, the current peer review process actually serves as a blocker to more radical research, stifling creativity and limiting opportunities for game-changing discoveries. Obviously peer review should not be abandoned entirely, but it is time to recognise the need for a separate category of highly innovative research with appropriate funding.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/
Additional Information: © 2017 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Sets: Collections > Impact of Social Sciences Blog at LSE
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2017 13:02
Last Modified: 07 Aug 2020 23:19
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/85025

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