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Is science a strong-link problem and peer review counterproductive? A pledge for community-driven evaluation of research quality and impact

Is science a strong-link problem and peer review counterproductive? A pledge for community-driven evaluation of research quality and impact

In a thought-provoking blog post, Adam Mastroianni (Columbia Business School) recently stated: “There are two kinds of problems in the world: strong-link problems and weak-link problems.” For weak-link problems, ” the overall quality depends on how good the worst stuff is”. (1) To fix them, we need to eliminate the weakest links or make them stronger. That’s why we have strict quality standards for food. Nobody wants to die because they picked the wrong tuna sandwich off the shelf!

Science, on the other hand, is a strong-link problem, Mastroianni argues: “In the long run, the best stuff is all that matters. The bad stuff doesn’t matter at all.”

In this guest blog, Sebastian Alers debates and analyzes some recent attitudes on science and peer review, in an attempt to call and draw attention to the importance of community-driven evaluation of research quality and impact.

Build and innovate with ScienceOpen

Build and innovate with ScienceOpen

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Welcoming the Environment and Society Collection

Welcoming the Environment and Society Collection

The Environment and Society Collection is a collaborative collection created within the scope of a joint publishing project between the Rachel Carson Center in Germany and the White Horse Press in the United Kingdom.

ScienceOpen will help boost readership for the authors featured in the collection and will support both the Rachel Carson Center and White Horse Press with cutting-edge indexing services and innovative discovery solutions.

Explore SSP Annual Meeting Proceedings on ScienceOpen

Explore SSP Annual Meeting Proceedings on ScienceOpen

Recently, all the proceedings of the 2023 Annual Meeting, which took place in Portland in May, were added on the SSP Posters Collection. Attendees and industry experts may now rediscover the outstanding work provided by some of the industry’s best and ideas that engage scholars and publishers all over the world.

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Celebrating 10 years of ScienceOpen

Celebrating 10 years of ScienceOpen

I would like to personally thank each and every partner, customer, editor and member of ScienceOpen – everyone who gave us a chance, gave us some feedback and helped us to grow. I hope you will continue to support us as we embark on the next decade of Open Science with ScienceOpen.

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Exploring Chemical Sciences on ScienceOpen

Exploring Chemical Sciences on ScienceOpen

With over 86 million publications, ScienceOpen has become the go-to research and discovery network for many scholars, researchers, and science enthusiasts. On our network you can find everything from articles to books and conference proceedings, posters, and preprints ready to be reviewed in a variety of disciplines.

AboutScience launching new collection on ScienceOpen

AboutScience launching new collection on ScienceOpen

We welcome this new AboutScience collection and look forward to promoting more cutting-edge open access research as part of our year-long successful collaboration.

AboutScience provides critical knowledge to advance medicine and healthcare by adhering to strict ethical policies that ensure high-quality contributions and equal opportunities for all authors interested in publishing their research.

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ScienceOpen’s Monthly Digest – June 2023

ScienceOpen’s Monthly Digest – June 2023

Welcome to ScienceOpen’s Monthly Digest, where we recap our achievements of the past month and share with you the most recent updates from our network, as well as announce new upcoming exciting collaborations.

Summer has come with great new additions on ScienceOpen and exciting new collaborations. Learn more below and don’t forget to follow us on social media.