Mechanism change in a simulation of peer review: from junk support to elitism

@inproceedings{Paolucci2014MechanismCI,
  title={Mechanism change in a simulation of peer review: from junk support to elitism},
  author={Mario Paolucci and Francisco Grimaldo},
  booktitle={Scientometrics},
  year={2014}
}
Peer review works as the hinge of the scientific process, mediating between research and the awareness/acceptance of its results. While it might seem obvious that science would regulate itself scientifically, the consensus on peer review is eroding; a deeper understanding of its workings and potential alternatives is sorely needed. Employing a theoretical approach supported by agent-based simulation, we examined computational models of peer review, performing what we propose to call redesign… CONTINUE READING
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