Given that most scholarly journals are now published in an online format, does the peer review process still serve a legitimate “quality control” function, or is peer review now all about crude “academic turf protection,” i.e. preventing new voices and new perspectives from being published in the most prestigious journals? What if it’s a little bit of both? In any case, it’s always fun to see what happens when you google the following question: “Does peer review actually work?”
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