Peer Review Debate – Question Time

On the 2nd April we hosted a debate called Peer Review is Broken, How Can We Fix It? After a brief talk from each of the panelists, the debate was opened up so that the audience could ask questions. This audio is the question and answer section of the #prwdebate. 

Recorded and edited by Shivali Best and Abby Beall.


Peer review debate analysis

On 2 April, Peer Review Watch hosted a debate about how to fix peer review. People participated online by using the hashtag #prwdebate.

The location data of all the tweets using this hashtag can be explored on the interactive map below.


Peer review debate infographic

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SMACKDOWN: Peer Review v Open Access

The debate between peer review and open access reveals a bigger problem: the publishing business.

As Katie Williams points out when discussing academic publishing it is impossible to escape the debate of traditional peer-reviewed versus open access peer-review.

Peer review has always been the gold standard of science. However, ask an academic about peer-review and you’ll likely hear a grumble or two. (more…)