Vice: Scientists Are Worried About ‘Peer Review by Algorithm’

From Vice: Scientists Are Worried About ‘Peer Review by Algorithm’. “On August 23, a Dutch statistician shook up the usually slow world of scientific publishing by giving it a glimpse of an automated open data future. Chris Hartgerink, a researcher at Tilburg University’s Meta-Research Group, used a program called Statcheck to scan over 50,000 published scientific papers for statistical errors and posted the results to the science discussion board PubPeer.”

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