There are lots of things going on in the world of work and organizations I could rant about, but right now I’m shocked and saddened about the very sudden passing of my friend and fellow adult skater Audrey Clearie.
During conference season, when you’re rushing from session to session, peer review is something you often hear about in snatches of conversation as you’re running by. “[Professor X] must have reviewed that paper, otherwise it would have been accepted”. Or “I knew getting in at [Journal Y] was a problem because they don’t like [Theory Z]”.
Peer review can have a really big effect on someone’s academic career, because (more…)