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The invisible hand of peer review

Harnad, Stevan (1998) The invisible hand of peer review Nature (on-line) and Exploit Interactive

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Abstract

The refereed journal literature needs to be freed from both paper and its costs, but not from peer review, whose "invisible hand" is what maintains its quality. The residual cost of online-only peer review is low enough to be recovered from author-end page charges, covered from institutional subscription savings, thereby vouchsafing a toll-free literature for everyone forever.

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Published date: November 1998
Additional Information: Nature online 1998 http://helix.nature.com/webmatters/invisible/invisible.html Exploit Interactive 5 2000 http://www.exploit-lib.org/issue5/peer-review/
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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Local EPrints ID: 252622
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/252622
PURE UUID: 3fc3f8ee-6b57-486b-ac76-a056a565eb28

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Date deposited: 25 May 2000
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 10:03

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Author: Stevan Harnad

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