Is ‘Peer Review’ Worth All the Hype? A Perspective from a Physical Scientist
ARTICLE BY DR. MARK LEVENSTEIN
But what exactly is peer review? What is the difference between a preprint manuscript and a peer reviewed article? And most importantly, what information should I trust? These are questions that the general public and even well-informed non-scientists may not be able to fully answer. However, answering them is essential for society as we continue to navigate this new era of alternative facts, fake news, and the increasing accessibility to and practical implications of scientific findings and discoveries.