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Tarnished Science: Peer Review Isn’t Always the Gold Standard It’s Supposed to Be

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Publication Date: January 2008

Publisher(s): Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace

Author(s): Henry I. Miller

Series: Hoover Digest

Topic: Science and technology (Scientific research)

Keywords: Research; Peer Review; Medicine

Type: Report

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

Henry I. Miller uses examples to illustrate scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals have been egregiously and obviously flawed, with basic rules of research violated. Journals should be more meticulous about requesting reviews of research articles only from bona fide experts who do not have a known bias toward the subject, a practice that many journals currently fail to exercise.