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Problems with peer review - we may be better at it than them.

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by RogerBlack, Dec 13, 2016.

  1. RogerBlack

    RogerBlack Senior Member

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    https://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2016/12/0...h-review-and-landed-in-a-top-journal-a1535637

    This is about a publication in Nature on human lifespan.
    The general theme is a reluctance by the reviewers to dig into the statistics, and often a refusal to say 'I do not believe this effect to be real', and the assumption 'someone else must have read the bits I skimmed'.

    Combined with the reviewers making suggestions which allow the authors to correct certain aspects of the paper - without ever fundamentally addressing the question 'is it true?'
     
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