Our poll on controversial ideas in ecology was a lot of fun and got a great conversation going. So here’s another poll, this one on (possibly!) controversial ideas about peer review and scientific publishing. These ideas are widely discussed online, but you can’t tell how widely supported they are just by looking at online discussions. People who participate in online discussions of any issue are a small and very non-random sample of all people, in terms of their opinions on the issue. I honestly have no idea how many of you favor double-blind review, or paying reviewers, or universal author-pays open access publishing, or etc.–really looking forward to finding out!
It’s only ten multiple choice questions, so it’s quick. I tried to include a range of ideas, including a few that would represent massive changes from the status quo.