The UK Parliament’s Science and Technology Committee has produced a Report on “Peer review in scientific publications”


  • Thanks to Fred Friend


”/---/ if the Committee’s recommendations are implemented, will initiate several positive developments for scholarly communication. The Report – available here– examines the current peer review system thoroughly from different angles. Picking up on the importance of reproducibility of research results, the Committee recommend that “data associated with publicly funded research should, where possible, be made widely and freely available”. Also significant for scholarly communication in general, are the Committee’s “concerns about the use of journal Impact Factor as a proxy measure for the quality of individual articles”. /---/



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