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Bye Bye Peer-Reviewed Publishing

Miguel Abambres (), Tony Salloom (), Nejra Beganovic, Rafał Dojka (), Sergio Roncallo-Dow (), Tarun Verma and Sukhraj Takhar
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Abstract: This work is the continuation of a ‘revolution' started with "Research Counts, Not the Journal". Own and published opinions from worldwide scientists on critical issues of peer-reviewed publishing are presented. In my opinion, peer-reviewed publishing is a quite flawed process (in many way) that has greatly harmed Science for a long time – it has been imposed by most academic and science funding institutions as the only way to assess scientific performance. Unfortunately, most academics still follow that path, even though I believe most do it for the fear of losing their job or not being promoted. This paper aims to encourage (i) a full disruption of peer-reviewed publishing and (ii) the use of free eprint repositories for a sustainable academic/scientific publishing, i.e. healthier (no stress/distress associated to the peer review stage and the long waiting for publication) and more economic, effective and efficient (research is made immediately available and trackable/citable to anyone). On the other hand, it should be pointed out that nothing exists against scientific publishers/journals – actually it´s perfectly normal that any company wants to implement its own quality criteria. This paper is just the way chosen to promote the quick implementation of suitable policies for research evaluation.

Keywords: Scientific Institutions; Universities; Sustainability; Science Funding; Research Quality; Scientific Revolution; PPPR; Research; Scientific Publishing; Research Impact; Scientific Impact; Scientific Assessment; Scientific Performance; Eprints; Open Science; Editors; Research Assessment; Reviewers; Academic Institutions; Sustainable Science; Scientific Evaluation; Journals; Papers; Preprints; Science; Articles; Pre-Publication Peer Review; Academia; Post-Publication Peer Review; Peer Review; Publishers (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019-12-15
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