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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…)