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Academic Editor: Alan Singleton

Abstract Beginning with an historical reminiscence, this paper examines the peer review process as experienced by authors currently seeking publication of their research in a highly controversial area. A case study of research into the events of 9-11 11 September 2001 illustrates some of the problems in peer review arising from undue influences based on financial and political considerations. The paper suggests that ethical failures, rather than flaws in the process itself, are mainly responsible for perceived problems. The way forward lies in improved ethics and a more open process. In addition, editorial review boards and peer review strategies would help to improve the ethics of peer review in general. View Full-Text

Keywords: peer; review; ethics; 9-11; open; process; journal; editor; reviewer; strategy; bias peer; review; ethics; 9-11; open; process; journal; editor; reviewer; strategy; bias





Author: John D. Wyndham

Source: http://mdpi.com/



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