The latest from Dariusz Leszczynski:
In Peer-Review we trust? Do peer-review journals perpetuate bad science
HELSINKI, Finland, February 13, 2012–A recent look at the Danish Cohort and the Greek proteomics study brought to light the eternal problem of the quality of peer-review in scientific journals. Should we trust in peer-reviewed articles published in scientific journals or should we not?
As a journal editor who asked scientist to perform peer-review of manuscripts submitted for publication, and a scientist continuously conducting peer-reviews at the request of the various journals, I suggest caution in reading these articles.
There are no perfect studies. It is always possible to improve on findings and get more information. However, it does not mean that existing studies, even without improvements, are bad studies. They generally are adequate, good or very good.
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