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Unlike some of my dear readers, the elder Free-Ride offspring, upon reading yesterday’s post, immediately recognized it as an April Fool’s Day joke. (This recognition was accompanied by only the barest hint of a smile. A mother’s fine, dry wit is, apparently, an acquired taste.) Although that post was bogus, some of its content seemed…

You don’t have to look far to find mutterings about the peer review system, especially about the ways in which anonymous reviewers might hold up your paper or harm your career. On the other hand, there are plenty of champions of the status quo who argue that anonymous peer review is the essential mechanism by…

Once again, I’m going to “get meta” on that recent paper on blogs as a channel of scientific communication I mentioned in my last post. Here, the larger question I’d like to consider is how peer review — the back and forth between authors and reviewers, mediated (and perhaps even refereed by) journal editors —…