Peer review teeters as experts struggle with burden of work

Zoë Corbyn, Times Higher Education

System threatened because academics lack time to assess research grant proposals. The peer-review system for allocating research grants is on the brink of breakdown, it was warned this week, as research councils struggle to find enough suitable academics willing to review applications.

http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?storycode=406607.

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