Peer Review Anonymity

Graham Clark Graham_Clark at
Wed Nov 1 14:27:34 EST 1995

<berezin at (Alexander Berezin)> wrote:

-You may say, how about all the crackpot crap, etc ?
-This problem has to be dealt with at the editorial 
-level, prior to the revieweing.

You indicate that you would accept editors eliminating "all the crackpot 
crap, etc". What is that if it is not peer review? Then we are only
talking about the form it will take, are we not? Personally, I would
rather have a peer, who actually works in my field, than an editor 
evaluating my work.

-The above (30 reviews per year) shows an enormous
-waist of the your time taking the fact that the
-eventual efficiency of the whole process is almost
-nil (by the reasons I explained). Undoubtedly, you 
-would prefer to spend it on your own research. 

Actually, I view it as a privilege to be asked to serve the scientific
community in this way. Pity you don't feel the same.

C. Graham Clark, Ph.D.
Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases,
National Institutes of Health,
Bethesda, MD 20892

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