Tag Archives: peer review

Fun Friday: Get Your Popcorn…

Ok, I will freely admit that the “fun” part of today’s Fun Friday may be a bit of a stretch. It’s really very serious, and not all that funny when you think about it.  Still, it reads like an episode of “Real Housewives” or an argument between middle schoolers. Phil Plait at Slate has blogged […]

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News Roundup: Understanding NIH Peer Review, More on Ethics, Impact of Humanities Research

Ever wondered what’s up with peer review at NIH? The amazing Salley Rockey has the answers over at Rock Talk. In other NIH news, you can still give your feedback on the RPPR updates until September 21 this year. In case you want to do some reading about research ethics, here’s an interesting “roundup” post […]

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Responding to Negative Reviews

“Publish or Perish” is the oft-repeated mantra of academia, but as we’ve discussed before, the “publish” part  is getting more difficult.  Maybe not as difficult as getting funded these days, but still, difficult. Peer review is part of both the publication and funding processes, and as we have discussed before, there are inherent problems, especially in […]

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Experiment With Review Process at NSF May Be Paying Off

Last year, NSF experimented with a new method of proposal review in which each applicant had to review seven other proposals in order to have their own proposal reviewed. ScienceInsider has a great article about this experiment and how it played out: “Some scientists might be horrified by such a “pay to play” system. But […]

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Peer Review In the News

I heard a report on NPR yesterday that I thought our readers would find interesting.  It’s about a paper retracted because of an error in data collection, but hints at broader issues with the peer review process.  The comments from readers are almost as interesting as the report itself.  Check it out: Poor Peer Review […]

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