Peer review or peanut gallery?

The flagellum paper saga continues, most recently with an interesting post and especially the ensuing discussion at T. taxus (also linked to from PT). Unfortunately, many people are still focusing on whether the Liu and Ochman article is scientifically valid, which is not something any scientist is going to take someone’s word for. We […]


Peer review.

John Dennehy has posted an interesting summary on The Evilutionary Biologist about professional peer review1. He notes, along with Marc Hauser and Ernst Fehr, that delays imposed by slow reviewers can be a significant source of frustration with the peer review process. The suggestion by Hauser and Fehr (2007) is to institute a system […]