The UK Parliament's Commons Select Committee announces the launch of its "inquiry into peer review," in which it aims to assess the "effectiveness of the … process used to examine and validate scientific results and papers prior to publication." As part of its investigation, the committee is encouraging public input on all aspects of the peer-review process, including submissions that highlight "the strengths and we

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