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Under Review

Reviewing manuscripts for scientific journals is a bit like being a sperm donor, writes David Cameron Duffy at The Scientist, offering up one of the more pungent similes in recent memory.

"They are anonymous and their pleasure, if any, is in the process, not the result," he notes, going on to ask, given this state of affairs, "Who in their right mind would want" such a job?

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