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Stephen Downes

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There's a lot of discussion going back and forth on daniel Lemire's website about the merits (or lack of same) regarding peer review. My own view echoes those started here, that peer review encourages (or at least allows) "clusters of incompetence." This is perpetuated when reviewers require that new writers cite, and adhere to, work authored by (who else?) the reviewers. The closed nature of peer review, in my mind, encourages this sort of double-dealing. For my tastes, a selection of articles 'for publication' ought to occur from an open pool of candidate submissions, where anyone can see what was contributed, and comment on the selection.

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