Review-by-Few or Review-by-Many?

Publication Year:
2011
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Abstract Views 628
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Repository URL:
http://hdl.handle.net/2104/8183
Author(s):
Maurer, Peter
Tags:
Peer Review, Alternative Review Strategies
artifact description
It’s clear that traditional forms of academic publication are rapidly becoming obsolete. It’s also clear that peer review is a seriously flawed process that could be much improved upon by modern methods of communication. The primary flaw in the peer review process is that it gathers the opinions of a small group (two-to-four) of individuals, and attempts to make a decision based on that sample. It is my contention, that, except in rare cases, this decision is based on too small a sample to be valid. In this opinion piece, I suggest a method for gathering reviews from a wider group of people with the aim of improving the decision-making process.

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