Measuring the effectiveness of scientific gatekeeping

This 2014 study found that unconventional and groundbreaking research was routinely rejected by medical journals:

“Our research suggests that evaluative strategies that increase the mean quality of published science may also increase the risk of rejecting unconventional or outstanding work.”

This study was also a collateral indication of the degree to which peer reviewers didn’t try to advance science. “Measuring the effectiveness of scientific gatekeeping”


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