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!!