26 Sep 2015

Peer reviewing research

From This Way Up, 1:35 pm on 26 September 2015
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A New Zealand tech company  is hoping to speed up science with new tools that streamline the peer review process.

The peer-review process, where a scientific paper gets read and reviewed by other independent academics, is a tried and trusted way to scrutinise research before it gets published. Just because it's been done this way for centuries doesn't necessarily mean it's the best way to go. Simon Morton talks with Andrew Preston, who studied in Wellington and the US before founding Publons.com.