A new study in PLoS One statistically analyzes the problem of "widely varying reviews from different referees for the same exact paper," says In the Pipeline's Derek Lowe. The study is a meta-analysis of 52 papers and confirms that "yes, inter-reviewer reliability is low," he adds.

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