peer review

Funding systems and what gets funded

Submitted by Carlyn Zwarenstein on September 5, 2014 - 17:01

So, IS there a creativity deficit in science? If there is, what's causing it? This article by scientist Ben McNeil looks at publish-or-perish, the problem with preliminary data, risk-averse funding, the age bias and lots more. Definitely worth checking out.

Scientific peer review provides .5 billion dollar public subsidy to commercial publishers

Submitted by Dean Giustini on June 14, 2010 - 12:47

In 2009, early findings of an international 'peer review' survey of authors and reviewers was published (see powerpoints). As many of you know, peer review is central to biomedical publishing and scientific enquiry -- knowledge creation that is essential in evidence-based practice.