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Crowd-Sourced Peer Review: Substitute or supplement for the current outdated system?

Harnad, Stevan (2014) Crowd-Sourced Peer Review: Substitute or supplement for the current outdated system?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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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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