Who's afraid of peer review?

  title={Who's afraid of peer review?},
  author={John Bohannon},
  volume={342 6154},
60 IL L U S T R A T IO N : D A V ID P L U N K E R T On 4 July, good news arrived in the inbox of Ocorrafoo Cobange, a biologist at the Wassee Institute of Medicine in Asmara. It was the offi cial letter of acceptance for a paper he had submitted 2 months earlier to the Journal of Natural Pharmaceuticals, describing the anticancer properties of a chemical that Cobange had extracted from a lichen. In fact, it should have been promptly rejected. Any reviewer with more than a high-school knowledge… CONTINUE READING
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