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Unhelpful, caustic and slow: the academic community should rethink the way publications are reviewed

Wagenknecht, Thomas (2018) Unhelpful, caustic and slow: the academic community should rethink the way publications are reviewed. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (22 Jun 2018). Website.

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Abstract

The current review system for many academic articles is flawed, hindering the publication of excellent, timely research. There is a lack of education for peer reviewers, either during PhD programmes or from journal publishers, and the lack of incentives to review compounds the problem. Thomas Wagenknecht offers up some solutions to the current system, including encouraging associate editors to use their authority to mitigate the impact of bad reviewers, shortening the entire peer review process, and increasing peer reviewer education during PhD and even Masters programmes. However, there are also opportunities for more significant reforms, by adopting post-publication peer review and by exploiting new distributed ledger technologies.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2018...
Additional Information: © 2018 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources
Sets: Collections > Impact of Social Sciences Blog at LSE
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2018 17:10
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2020 23:11
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/90737

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