DailyDirt: Peer Reviewed Publications Are Everywhere

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Peer reviewed publications have been under some additional scrutiny lately, as some of the practices of peer review aren't quite as honest and reliable as they once might have been. Fortunately, there are some solutions that create alternatives to the peer review process that involve opening up the content for more reviewers to study, question and verify results. Having reliable information more widely available to the public sounds like it can't go wrong, but it's not easy to build a reputation on a small database of preprints. However, as more and more significant results come from unlikely people, the process of peer review will need to adapt and account for unexpected authors. After you've finished checking out those links, if you have some spare change (or more) and would like to support Techdirt, take a look at our Daily Deals for cool gadgets and other awesome stuff.

Filed Under: academia.edu, academic journals, arxiv.org, frontiers for young minds, media, paywall, peer review, plos, preprints, publications, publishers, pubpeer, science

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    Anonymous Coward, 8 Apr 2015 @ 6:21pm

    Academic publishing is going to be disrupted, but only when more authors use preprint services to publicize their work. So there's a bit of a chicken&egg problem there but it's coming along.

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