An analysis of the present system of scientific publishing: What’s wrong and where to go from here

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Peer review

The peer review process, which is supposed to provide verification for the information found in scientific journals, and thus differentiate journal based information from the above mentioned gray information is under attack. Both Science and Nature have recently taken flack for publishing questionable material22. For the most part, research scientists, and their students make up the cadre of peer reviewers, and with increasing pressure for these scientists to produce, there is less time and incentive to review articles thoroughly, and a greater chance of bad science slipping through the cracks.

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