Does scientific publication need a peer consensus? Commentary on Stodolsky on consensus-journals


  • Oullier O
  • Michel-Kerjan E

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We would like to discuss Stodolsky's ``consensus journals'' model (Stodolsky, 1990; 1992). We will quickly show that the context in which such a model can be applied has to be precisely defined. Examples will then be given to illustrate our views and show both the scientific and pragmatic limits of this proposal. For us, Stodolsky's attempt to automatize electronic publication could be considered as an additional approach for article submission rather than one which will replace those existing ones.

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