From the NY Times, Patricia Cohen looks at the push towards open reviewing for academic publishing. Yes, we all suffer at the hands of peer review, where even the most hardened of mathematical modellers will cross their fingers hoping to bring some luck to a process that seems to be more noise than signal.

The problem is, of course, that open review is subject to the same sort of trolling and luck-of-the-draw that pervades other forums – and one is much less likely to hear from the world’s experts when they are a single voice amongst a litany of others.

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