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CInSt Research Seminar "Tactical Refereeing and Survival of the Fittest": Sergey Popov (Cardiff University and HSE)

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Sergey Popov (Cardiff University and HSE) is going to present a paper "Tactical Refereeing and Survival of the Fittest" on the regular CInSt research seminar on February, 3

Abstract

Peer review is ubiquitous in hiring, promotion, and evaluation decisions, in academia and beyond. It is usually conducted to allocate limited resources, such as the funder's budget. We demonstrate that with limited capacity, peer review might lead to negatively biased evaluations precisely because approving a peer's worthy project lowers the chance that your own project will get approved. This leads to a question: why then editors impose capacity constraints on journals, especially now, when the cost of adding pages to a journal is borderline nil?

Time: 18:10-19:30 (UTC+3).  
Location:  Online in Zoom
Working language: English.    
The link to join Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/7488279147
Here is the instruction about how to join the seminar in  Zoom:  https://cinst.hse.ru/en/news/350230570.html

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