Peer Year

The Rise And Fall Of Peer Review

Adam Mastroianni | Experimental History | 13th December 2022

Peer review is "the grand experiment we’ve been running for six decades" and it has failed. It is expensive and detrimental to research productivity. Plus, studies in which errors are deliberately added to papers have demonstrated that reviewers don't catch the mistakes before publication the majority of the time. So what now? What science does best: move on to a new experiment and try again (3,618 words)

Books Of The Year

The White Review | 8th December 2022

Many lists of "best" books are published at this time of year. Few are this wide-ranging or surprising. Suggestions of the best Sri Lankan fiction sit alongside memoirs by Paul Theroux, Laurie Lee and Simone de Beauvoir. Works in translation, whether from 18C Irish or classical Chinese, are well represented. Hard to peruse without adding new volumes to one's to be read list (15,260 words)

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