“Climategate’ was PR disaster that could bring healthy reform of peer review

Peer-review was meant to be a safeguard against the publication of bad science but the balance is shifting towards open access

The Guardian has published online the full manuscript of its major investigation into the climate science emails stolen from the University of East Anglia, which revealed apparent attempts to cover up flawed data; moves to prevent access to climate data; and to keep research from climate skeptics out of the scientific literature.

If you have ever wondered if the peer-review system is itself was in jeopardy, read this story published in The Guardian . it was written by Fred Pearce, an environment writer and author of The Last Generation: How nature will take her revenge for climate change.
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