Peer Review is Not Scientific

How a process designed to ensure scientific rigor is tainted by randomness, bias, and arbitrary delays.

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A mess of papers. Image by Christa Dodoo, edited by author in Pixlr.
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Image by Jessica Lewis, courtesy of Unsplash. Remixed in Pixlr by author.
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Image by Chuttersnap, courtesy of Unsplash. Remixed in pixlr by author.
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Image by Henrique Ferreira, remixed in Pixlr by author.
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From the Bornmann et al paper.
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Image by Jon Tyson, courtesy of Unsplash. Edited in Pixlr by author.
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Image by Samuel Zeller, courtesy of Unsplash. Edited in Pixlr by author.
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Image by Marten vanden Huevel, courtesy of Unsplash.

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