Category Archives: Peer review

Toward a Framework for Evaluating Software Success

Many of us in the astronomical software business have been debating the best way to evaluate the quality of software and its success within its user community. Here is one proposal submitted by a group of us to the Computational Science … Continue reading

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Second Workshop on Sustainable Software for Science: Practice and Experiences

The Second Workshop on Sustainable Software for Science: Practice and Experiences (WSSSPE2) was held on Sunday, November 16, 2014, in New Orleans, in conjunction with Supercomputing ’14.  Broadly speaking, the WSSSPE events aim to provide a cross-discipline forum for a discussion of the … Continue reading

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Why Do We Still Have Journals?

This the title of an editorial essay by Gerald Davis (Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan), in Administrative Science Quarterly. His essay was concerned with journals in social science, but I think many of the issues he … Continue reading

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Peer Review as a Service: It’s not about the journal

This is a repost of an article I found very interesting, and is reproduced here with the permission of the authors Chris Lintott  Stuart Lynn, Robert Simpson  & Arfon Smith. The original post is at This post sets out … Continue reading

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