In a series of five investigative pieces for COSMOS Weekly, science journalist Clare Kenyon delves into the academic “gold-standard” peer review process: where has it come from and what are its failings? In this video interview, Kenyon talks with cofounder of Retraction Watch, Ivan Oransky, and expert image consultant, Elisabeth Bik, about the problems facing peer review, asking the question: ‘What can we do about peer review?’.
This story is part of a five-part series from Cosmos Weekly on peer review. Read the other four:
- Is it time to review, the review?
- When peer review fails, people get hurt
- Putting science under the microscope reveals not all is well
- Peer review: where does it lie in the scientific process?