Annual Lecture Series (in-person)
Lunchtime Talks (in-person)
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FFF: Y. Benetreau-Dupin
October 26, 2021 @ 12:10 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
Featured Former Fellow Lunchtime Talk: Yann Benetreau-Dupin, University of Western Ontario
This will be an online event.
Is Reading Peer Review a Good Idea?
ABSTRACT: After a few years as a full-time staff editor for the large, multidisciplinary, open-access journal PLOS ONE (Public Library of Science), I wonder if leaving academic philosophy to read peer-review for a living was such a great idea. I will discuss this journal’s unusual approach to peer-review and to what extent it tackles biases and undesirable incentives that affect authors, reviewers, academia at large, and the public, as well as some criticisms against the very existence of peer-reviewed publishing.