Sunday, January 31, 2010

Peer Review - Schneer Review

Just got a turn back from Journal of Applied Optics. The editor declared in broken English that he is not even entering manuscript to be peer reviewed under the pretense that optical shape recognition doesn't fit into Applied Optics. LOL!!! What is broken here?! And why do we pay these high membership fees to OSA when we are treated this way? Also, why isn't there a BLIND peer review process like in other disciplines... Please tell me that this does not have anything to do with gender, race, or ethnic biases. Does non-blind peer review in the sciences assure that ivy league institutions get preferential treatment?

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