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Peer review is fraught with problems, and we need a fix

Dirty Harry once said, "Opinions are like assholes; everybody has one". Now that the internet has made it easier than ever to share an unsolicited opinion, traditional methods of academic review are beginning to show their ...

dateNov 18, 2014 in Other
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How science can beat the flawed metric that rules it

In order to improve something, we need to be able to measure its quality. This is true in public policy, in commercial industries, and also in science. Like other fields, science has a growing need for quantitative evaluation ...

dateJul 30, 2014 in Other
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Journals and researchers must respond to Schekman's move

Having climbed all the way to the Nobel Prize on a ladder made of papers published in Nature, Science and Cell, biologist Randy Schekman has declared that he is now going to boycott these luxury journals because he believes ...

dateDec 13, 2013 in Other
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