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The invisible hand of peer review

Harnad, Stevan (2000) The invisible hand of peer review Exploit Interactive, 5

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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-institution-end page charges, covered from institutional subscription savings, thereby vouchsafing a toll-free refereed research literature for everyone, everywhere, forever.

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Published date: May 2000
Additional Information: Earlier Shorter version: Harnad, S. (1998) The invisible hand of peer review. Nature [online] (c. 5 Nov. 1998) http://helix.nature.com/webmatters/invisible/invisible.html Longer version: Harnad, S. (2000) The Invisible Hand of Peer Review, Exploit Interactive, issue 5, April 2000 <http://www.exploit-lib.org/>: http://www.cogsci.soton.ac.uk/~harnad/nature2.html http://www.princeton.edu/~harnad/nature2.html
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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Local EPrints ID: 252862
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/252862
PURE UUID: 2d7ebc1e-5254-4fd5-94fe-d9d4ff76d0b4

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Date deposited: 19 Jun 2001
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 10:01

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Author: Stevan Harnad

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