Publishing: The peer-review scam

@article{Ferguson2014PublishingTP,
  title={Publishing: The peer-review scam},
  author={C. Ferguson and Adam Marcus and I. Oransky},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2014},
  volume={515},
  pages={480-482}
}
ost journal editors know how much effort it takes to persuade busy researchers to review a paper. That is why the editor of The Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry was puzzled by the reviews for manuscripts by one author — Hyung-In Moon, a medicinal-plant researcher then at Dongguk University in Gyeongju, South Korea. The reviews themselves were not remarkable: mostly favourable, with some suggestions about how to improve the papers. What was unusual was how quickly they were… Expand
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