The problem with Peer Review

Is the Peer Review system flawed?

In this episode professor at UIT – The Arctic University of Norway, Bård Smedsrød, gives us an insight into peer review.

How does the system work today, and what’s problematic with it?

The Peer Review system is, of course, a brilliant system that helps researchers from across the world to do better science. But who owns this process, and who pays for it?

Smedsrød, who is also Scientific Leader of Laboratory for Electron Microscopy, offers some solutions and encourages Universities to be much more involved in the peer-review process.

You can read his latest paper on the issue here:

Peer reviewing: a private affair between the individual researcher and the publishing houses, or responsibility of the university?

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