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The peer review process isn’t perfect – conferences can help

Tom van Vuren
18 September 2015
 

As an editorial board member for the journal Transportation myself, I realise that the academic peer review process is far from ideal (‘Does academic peer review guarantee gold standard research?’ LTT 21 Aug). In addition to the ‘publish or perish’ pressures identified by Phil Goodwin, there are pressures for academics to serve as reviewers or editorial advisors, again to support career progression and ultimately achieve that sought after tenure. As a result, many of the...

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