Cancer Network Offers Alternative to Time-Consuming, Overly Selective Peer Review

Sep 12, 2013, 11:25 ET from UBM Medica US

NORWALK, Conn., Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Medica US announces that Cancer Network, the online home of the journal Oncology presents a special series questioning the peer review process. Cancer Network, one of the leading online destinations for Oncologists, highlights many of the pros and cons of peer reviewed Oncology content.

Among the reasons to publish on Cancer Network rather than in a peer-reviewed print publication, according to Frederic W. Grannis Jr., MD are:

  • Peer review introduces delays in publication – up to two years at times. Patients may be delayed in receiving new treatment with publication delays.
  • Peer review can be improper – manuscripts are rejected because the reviewer disagrees with the conclusions
  • Editors will reject material if they are concerned it will get negative feedback from editorial boards and sponsoring associations.

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