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Is reviewers' demand for more experiments justified?

Sneha Kulkarni | Oct 31, 2014 | 87,486 views
Is reviewers' demand for more experiments justified?

Technology has accelerated the pace of science significantly. However, the pace at which papers are published has decreased over the decades. It takes several months to years for a researcher to publish a paper. One of the frequently cited reasons for the delay is peer reviewers’ demand for additional experimentation. Although such requests are reasonable since reviewers aim to ensure that authors’ claims are supported by evidence, often, this keeps good science from getting published sooner.

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