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When peers are not peers and don't know it: The Dunning-Kruger effect and self-fulfilling prophecy in peer-review.
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PMID:  23386501     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The fateful combination of (i) the Dunning-Kruger effect (ignorance of one's own ignorance) with (ii) the nonlinear dynamics of the echo-chamber between reviewers and editors fuels a self-reinforcing collective delusion system that sometimes spirals uncontrollably away from objectivity and truth. Escape from this subconscious meta-ignorance is a formidable challenge but if achieved will help correct a central deficit of the peer-review process that stifles innovation and paradigm shifts.
Authors:
Sui Huang
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-2-6
Journal Detail:
Title:  BioEssays : news and reviews in molecular, cellular and developmental biology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1521-1878     ISO Abbreviation:  Bioessays     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-2-6     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8510851     Medline TA:  Bioessays     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2013 WILEY Periodicals, Inc.
Affiliation:
Institute for Systems Biology, Seattle, WA, USA; Institute for Biocomplexity and Informatics, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. shuang@systemsbiology.org.
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