The peer review process for academic journals has always had its shortcomings, and there have been various attempts at overhauling or completely redesigning the process. But can the fundamental goal of maintaining the quality and integrity of research be achieved given that the volume of submissions since the 1940s has increased exponentially1 and so many peer reviewers feel overwhelmed by its demands?

For answers to these and other questions, read Roohi Ghosh’s insightful post about the present and future state of peer review in today’s edition of ‘The Scholarly Kitchen’ at:

  1. Fire M, Guestrin C. Over-optimization of academic publishing metrics: observing Goodhart’s Law in action. GigaScience. 2019; 8(6): giz053.