Open review!

I feel all reviews — favourable and unfavourable — given to a paper should be available online — the only thing that I agree should be redacted (if the reviewers feel so) is the name and affiliations of the reviewers. For rejected papers, the authors should be given the option to upload the reviews online — in their pages — provided they are willing to also upload their paper — without any modifications after the review. When such a open review process is implemented, along with double blind reviews, many of the ills that afflict the current peer reviewing culture will be drastically reduced. In any case, with that being my opinion on peer reviewing, I am very glad to see this post of Coturnix (via Dr. Free-Ride).


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