Tarnished Science: Peer Review Isn’t Always the Gold Standard It’s Supposed to Be
Publication Date: January 2008
Publisher(s): Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace
Author(s): Henry I. Miller
Series: Hoover Digest
Keywords: Research; Peer Review; Medicine
Coverage: United States
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.