Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Six Word Peer Review

A "Six Word Peer Review" competition has been running on Twitter (#sixwordpeereview).

Here are a few gems that might be a little too close to home for comfort:
  • You didn't cite my paper: Reject!
  • Taking my time. Love, your competitor.
  • Bayes would turn in his grave.
  • Sorry for the huge delay. Reject!
  • Author made all required revisions. Reject!
  • Your conclusions contradict your actual results.
  • Has author considered another direction entirely?
Not among the tweets, but the punch-line to a report I was handling as a member of the editorial board for Journal of Econometrics some years ago:

                        "This dog should be put down".

It's true - I swear!

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