Attitudes of Referees in a Multidisciplinary Journal: An Empirical Analysis
Paper finds that the disciplinary background and the academic status of the referee have an influence on their reviewing tasks. Articles that had been recommended by a multidisciplinary set of referees were found to receive subsequently more citations than those that had been reviewed by referees from the same discipline.
Time devoted to research is increasingly precious to us in academia. We chastise ourselves for not being able to keep up with the huge volumes of current literature. If only there was some way that all the latest literature on a particular topic could be packaged together for us, and delivered right to our inbox without us even having to lift a finger! Now, what would we call such an improbable utopia – ah yes, peer review.
Amplifying the impact of open access: Wikipedia and the diffusion of science
With the rise of Wikipedia as a first‐stop source for scientific information, it is important to understand whether Wikipedia draws upon the research that scientists value most. Here we identify the 250...