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Editorial

Expert Failure: Re-evaluating Research Assessment

  • Jonathan A. Eisen,

    Affiliation: University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States of America

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  • Catriona J. MacCallum mail,

    cmaccallum@plos.org

    Affiliation: Public Library of Science, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Cameron Neylon

    Affiliation: Public Library of Science, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Published: October 08, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1001677

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not IF but double blind reviewing

Posted by couso on 11 Oct 2013 at 11:23 GMT

I feel that the position of the authors of the original paper is somehow misrepresented here as 'pro-IF'. They clearly state in their penultimate sentence:
"Ultimately the only way to obtain (a largely) unbiased estimate of merit is to have pre-publication assessment, by several independent assessors, of manuscripts devoid of author's names and addresses."
This is a suggestion that would be very easy to implement by journals. What is PloS position on 'double blind' reviewing?

No competing interests declared.