Varadarajan, Sridhar (2004) Public peer review – An alternative to impact factors. In: Current Science, 87 (4). pp. 419-420.
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The scientific community, like all cliques, has developed its own ways of maintaining structural and functional heirarchy. Surface effects (such as the volume of publication, citation indices, incorporation of new jargon) play a significant role, sometimes to the neglect of core issues (such as scientific merit or objectivity). Not surprisingly, this biases the news network such that only certain kinds of information keep appearing at periodic intervals. There are, of course, several outstanding research studies which do not fall into this category, but they are relatively small in number and frequency.
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|Department/Centre:||Division of Biological Sciences > Molecular Biophysics Unit|
|Date Deposited:||19 Dec 2008 13:33|
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