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What is peer review really? (part 8 – the case of Borderud et al.)

by Carl V Phillips A few months ago, Borderud, Li, Burkhalter, Sheffer, and Ostroff, from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center published a paper in the peer-reviewed journal, Cancer, that they claimed showed that using e-cigarettes did not help — and indeed hindered … Continue reading

What is peer review really? (part 7 – an amusing aside)

by Carl V Phillips A couple of weeks ago, a funny story came out about a peer-reviewed journal accepting a “paper” which consists of nothing but the message (in the title, repeated in the text for pages, and in two figures), “Get me … Continue reading

What is peer review really? (part 4a – case study followup)

by Carl V Phillips I thought it would be worth taking this series non-linear to follow up on Part 4, which used the recent Popova-Ling “peer-reviewed journal article” as a case-study to illustrate much of what is wrong with journal … Continue reading

What is peer review really? (part 6)

by Carl V Phillips A quick finish to the theme I was working on in the last post in the series, before moving on to a definitive example of the failure of journal peer review in public health. Recall from … Continue reading

What is peer review really? (part 5)

by Carl V Phillips Returning to this series, I previously explored Myth 1, that peer reviewers have access to more information than any other reader of the paper. On to Myth 2 (and, again, the order of this presentation is … Continue reading

What is peer review really? (part 4 — a case study)

by Carl V. Phillips [Update: I have submitted a comment to BMC Public Health that is based on this post. My copy of it can be viewed here.] [Update: The comment has now been accepted by the journal and appears, … Continue reading

What is peer review really? (part 3)

by Carl V Phillips After I was rudely interrupted by two of the most prolific weeks in anti-THR lies in recent memory, followed by a week of recovering from that, I am finally getting back to this series. You will … Continue reading

What is peer review really? (part 2)

by Carl V Phillips In the previous post, I pointed out how the system of journal peer review that dominates in health sciences is a relatively new invention that is already obsolete and has been abandoned by more serious sciences.  … Continue reading