Re: A Note of Caution About "Reforming the System"

From: Albert Henderson <chessNIC_at_COMPUSERVE.COM>
Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2003 12:12:59 -0500

on Thu, 16 Jan 2003 Andrew Odlyzko <odlyzko_at_DTC.UMN.EDU> wrote:

> The recent postings to this list about rejection rates and
> costs of peer review point out yet another way that costs
> can be lowered: Elimination of the wasteful duplication in
> the peer review system.
> It is widely acknowledged that almost all articles are
> published eventually, possibly after some revisions, and
> often after getting rejected by first and second choice
> journals.

        This myth has never been supported by any
        evidence. Indeed, all the studies that I
        have read indicate otherwise.

Albert Henderson
Received on Thu Jan 16 2003 - 17:12:59 GMT

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