couchFM, das Berliner Campusradio, hat mit mir zu meiner Kritik am aktuellen Review-System in den Wissenschaften gesprochen. Das ganze Interview gibt es nun auch zum Nachhören.
This article first appeared on Elephant in the Lab.
Double blind peer reviewing, compared to open reviewing, is a great system to ensure quality in research that focuses on the content rather than the person(s) behind the research. However, the current review system for many academic publications is flawed. It hinders publication of timely and excellent research for three main reasons. The examples provided for mediocre reviewer suggestions are from my own experience.