Hulme on BEST and peer review
Oct 31, 2011
Bishop Hill in Climate: Surface, Journals

Mike Hulme has some perceptive comments about the BEST team's approach to peer review.

So what does this do to the conventional journal peer-review process?  Those asked to review these manuscripts for JGR will now conduct their personal reviews in the full knowledge of the parallel public review which is on-going.  And unless they shut-off all their communication platforms for the duration they will hear and see what others' judgements on the manuscripts are.  Whether for better or worse it's difficult to see how this will not change the (conventional) peer-review process.

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