Peer Review

Q: What’s the fastest way to piss me off?

A: Reject peer review outright

 

Let’s talk for a minute about peer review, and address some of the phenomenally dumb things I’ve seen posted on various forums about the subject. For example, this lovely little snippet from a forum I used to frequent:

 

For near 4 and half decades the AMA has been criticized for its actions. It is a corporate entity that has warmed its way into being a policy maker for the US government. Its a politically entity and the crap its prints in these stupid papers are as worth as much as used toilet paper.

You are not scholarly, educated or well read for parroting this crap…your just gullible.

 

Yep, that's the brain all right...

Lovely, lovely person.

 

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