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Crowd-Sourced Peer Review: Substitute or supplement for the current outdated system?

Crowd-Sourced Peer Review: Substitute or supplement for the current outdated system?
Crowd-Sourced Peer Review: Substitute or supplement for the current outdated system?
The problem with peer review today is that there is so much research being produced that there are not enough experts with enough time to peer-review it all. As we look to address this problem, issues of standards and hierarchy remain unsolved. Stevan Harnad wonders whether crowd-sourced peer review could match, exceed, or come close to the benchmark of the current system. He predicts crowdsourcing will indeed be able to provide a supplement to the classical system, hopefully improving efficiency and accuracy, but not a substitute for it.
open access, peer review, crowd sourcing, metrics
Harnad, Stevan
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Harnad, Stevan
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Harnad, Stevan (2014) Crowd-Sourced Peer Review: Substitute or supplement for the current outdated system? London School of Economics Impact Blog

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The problem with peer review today is that there is so much research being produced that there are not enough experts with enough time to peer-review it all. As we look to address this problem, issues of standards and hierarchy remain unsolved. Stevan Harnad wonders whether crowd-sourced peer review could match, exceed, or come close to the benchmark of the current system. He predicts crowdsourcing will indeed be able to provide a supplement to the classical system, hopefully improving efficiency and accuracy, but not a substitute for it.

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Published date: 21 August 2014
Keywords: open access, peer review, crowd sourcing, metrics
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/371577
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Date deposited: 09 Nov 2014 02:54
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 21:48

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Author: Stevan Harnad

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