On 1 January 2014 02:55, Platonist Guitar Cowboy <multiplecit...@gmail.com>wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 30, 2013 at 11:53 PM, Telmo Menezes <te...@telmomenezes.com>wrote: > >> Hi John, >> >> > as a former ed-in-chief of a science magazine (Ion Exchange and >> Membranes) I >> > know the difficulties one can run into if trying to get peer-review >> approval >> > on "NEW" ideas that do not fit into the conventional scientific fabric >> of >> > college courses. I was a risk-taker and provided space for several new >> ideas >> > that made sens - to me. ('Let the readership decide and debate'). >> >> It's interesting to read this. I agree that the current model of >> peer-review leads to too much conservatism, and "me-too" papers are >> much more likely to get approved than the ones with novel ideas. On >> the other hand, there's only so much time to keep up with the >> literature, so some amount of filtering is required. >> > > I see 2 problems: everybody wants to publish + the peer groups that > control certain domains and their journals are too often specialized > cowards, that have to make bread, and fear "losing face" for publishing > something crackpot style, like those nonsense articles that get through the > peer process into publication from time to time. > Like Alan Sokal - my hero!!! > > -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out.