peer review futures

stefano on the dynamics of academic peer review.

The day that you find a more interesting paper in Citeseer than in any IEEE or ACM e-journal, it’s the day you don’t look back.
But what would happen next? What about the academic symbiosis with the peer review system?
Citeseer uses a Google page-rank-like algorithm for ranking: which is analyzing the properties of the citation network topology to understand which papers are more influential than others. Just like Google does with hyperlinks for web pages, Citeseer does it for bibliographic citations: the result is that peer review is not done by a panel of experts, but by every researcher in the field!!

2 thoughts on “peer review futures”

  1. howdy, ended up here on your page while looking for foot injury info, seems a friend of yours, william in boston had the same nightmare i’m having fun with right now, and also the link that got me here, but that doesn’t really matter. i see you are gunna be in alaska in october, great time of year, no tour-ons, i’m in fairbanks, if you are coming to fairbanks, drop me a note, we have lots of salmon and moose and a lot of local flavor. if you are near anchorage, well its almost alaska, have fun.

  2. Hej, thanks for the link – I gulped it with great interest (in general details about the publishing system – fuuuh)

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