Nature, the international weekly journal of science opened a debate on the peer review process.
Peer review is commonly accepted as an essential part of scientific publication. But the ways peer review is put into practice vary across journals and disciplines. What is the best method of peer review? Is it truly a value-adding process? What are the ethical concerns? And how can new technology be used to improve traditional models?
Click here to link to this Nature web debate consisting of 22 articles of analyses and perspectives from leading scientists, publishers and other stakeholders to address these questions. The debate continued on the peer review blog, which is now closed for new entries, but you can access the blog archives here.