Journalology: Peer review in the dock

Academic publishing, and peer review in particular, was headline news in February — from stem cell researchers claiming that their work was being sabotaged by reviewers with conflicts of interest, to mainstream news noticing the absurdity of the impact factor situation. BBC Radio 4 must have decided that now was a good time to air an unedited repeat of 2008’s documentary Peer Review in the Dock. So now certainly seems like a good time to post an unedited repeat of my comments from the time.

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