Replace Peer Review with “Peer Replication” (2021)

The author addresses the problem of inadequate replication in scientific research and suggests replacing traditional peer review with a “peer replication” process. Rather than relying on anonymous referees to review manuscripts, preprints should be sent to other labs to replicate the findings. The author emphasizes the importance of credit as an incentive for scientists to conduct replications. The process of peer replication would turn the traditional peer review process on its head, with referees defending the manuscript’s findings. The author acknowledges potential issues with replication, such as the time it may take and what to do when replications fail. Overall, the author believes that peer replication can improve scientific integrity and encourage collaboration among colleagues.

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