preprint reviews by Thomas Munro

Science with no fiction: measuring the veracity of scientific reports by citation analysis

Sourced from http://www.biorxiv.org/content/early/2017/08/09/172940.

Peter Grabitz, Yuri Lazebnik, Joshua Nicholson, Sean Rife

Review posted on 17th September 2017

The idea of validating this metric against the Reproducibility Project is excellent, but I think more examples are needed, especially examples where apparently reproducible claims later turned out ...

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Can paid reviews promote scientific quality and offer novel career perspectives for young scientists?

Sourced from http://biorxiv.org/content/early/2016/11/25/089490.

Christian Wurzbacher , Hans-Peter Grossart, Erik Kristiansson , Henrik Nilsson and Martin Unterseher

Review posted on 17th January 2017

I strongly support your proposals in this preprint, and I think the suggested use of postdocs is inspired. It might reduce resistance, and provide a way for postdocs to remain current.

Howeve...

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