Re: Paying Referees?

From: Sébastien Paquet <paquetse_at_IRO.UMONTREAL.CA>
Date: Thu, 22 Aug 2002 16:43:03 -0400

For those interested, the Free Online Scholarship Forum is open to
discussions of the peer review process in and of itself. You can access it
at the following URL:

Sébastien Paquet

Seb's Open Research:
pointers and thoughts on the evolution of scholarly communication
On Thu, 15 Aug 2002 12:22:39 +0100, Stevan Harnad <>
>Whatever the pros and cons of adopting a new policy of paying
>referees to hasten referee reports (apart from the tiny minority
>of cases, mainly in Economics, where this is already standard
>practice), I would like to remind colleagues that the goal
>of this Forum is open access to the peer-reviewed journal literature,
>such as it is, as soon as possible. Improvements in the efficiency
>of peer review, welcome as they are, are another matter, unless
>there is some sort of causal connection between the (tested and
>demonstrated) improvements and the hastening or facilitation of
>open access.
> ...
>Sorry to be such a carmudgeon!
>Stevan Harnad
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