I wrote about it at the beginning of the summer in The Problem with Pre-Publication Peer Review. The real question now is how do we go from a pre-publication model to a post publication model. Why ? Because quite simply we need to:
- Make the process fairer than is currently implemented
- Provide insight to the community through public reviews (please note I didn't say the reviewer had to provide her/his identity, we just need the review to be public nothing else).
If you want to be part of that conversation, please come by this Google plus thread started by Pierre Vandergheynst. If you cannot make it to Google Plus, you can always comment here, I'll paste your comment on that thread.
Additional reference you mght be interested in reading: Micheal Eisen's Peer review is f***ed up – let’s fix it
and The Glacial Pace of Change in Scientific Publishing.. All the Nuit Blanche entries on the subject can be found here under the tag publishing.
Let's take an example, Eric Tramel pointed out this site http://arxaliv.org/, what is stopping me or you to put comments here on this paper ?
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