Peer Review Problems

The most common problem that two-thirds of scientists have with the peer review process is reviewer incompetence, says the Chronicle of Higher Education. A recent survey asked environmental researchers at NIH about unethical behavior they encountered during the peer review process. The study was non-random (the authors call it "exploratory"), yet highlights some grievances with the process.

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