Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Humorous Aside: Slow peer review

A colleague of mine made an important point on peer review: it takes so long for a typical peer-reviewed journal paper to get published that by the time it reaches publication, state-of-the-art research is often no longer state-of-the-art. As my colleague points out this long turn around time also forces many researches to repeat the same work of others simply because they don’t have access to the other researcher’s work!

If only the process weren't so slow!