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Health Chat with Medical Hypnosis 11/08 by Tough Talk Radio Network | Health Podcasts
1) Useless Peer Review?
Scientific publications are regularly evaluated by post-publication peer review, number of citations, and impact factor (IF) of the journal in which they are published. But research evaluating these three methods, published in PLOS Biology last week (October 8), found that they do a poor job of measuring scientific merit. “Scientists are probably the best judges of science, but they are pretty bad at it,” said first author…