Peer review has failed as an institution

Let’s be clear that the words “peer review” have baggage that comes from outside the words themselves. You hear ‘peer review’ and think ‘oh this is legit because other scientists read it’ which is technically true. But nobody has any idea if they would actually consider the people who reviewed the paper to be actual peers.

One solution to this might be True Peer Peer Review.

Want to See My Data? I Thought We Were Friends gives a good highlight of the problems, but the solutions are all incremental steps away from an inadequate equilibrium. It doesn’t address the meta-problem that there isn’t Slack - concept in the system. Most institutions have become cancerous.


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