Peer review and over-competitive research funding fostering mainstream opinion to monopoly

@article{Fang2010PeerRA,
  title={Peer review and over-competitive research funding fostering mainstream opinion to monopoly},
  author={Hui Fang},
  journal={Scientometrics},
  year={2010},
  volume={87},
  pages={293-301}
}
  • Hui Fang
  • Published 2010
  • Computer Science, Sociology
  • Scientometrics
The aim of peer review is to separate the wheat from the chaff for publication and research funding. In the excessive competition, this mechanism would only select the wheat of mainstream. Up to now, almost all discussions on the consequence of the short-comings of peer review are limited to qualitatively description. I propose a model of “peer-group-assessed-grant-based-funding-system” combined with tenure system and over-competitive research funding review process. It is the first on the… Expand
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