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Modelling the effects of subjective and objective decision making in scientific peer review

In-Uck Park, Mike Peacey and Marcus R. Munafò ()
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Marcus R. Munafò: MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit (IEU), University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 1BN, UK

Nature, 2014, vol. 506, issue 7486, 93-96

Abstract: A mathematical modelling study assesses the role of peer behaviour and ‘herding’ behaviour in aggregating information through the peer-review process; peer review works best when reviewers exercise intermediate levels of subjectivity.

Date: 2014
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DOI: 10.1038/nature12786

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