Many articles have been written about the validity of published scientific papers, and not all are about Sci Hub. This problem affects many areas of science, such as medicine, psychology and global warming. It makes you wonder where peer review fits into the process. This interesting topic was brought to our attention by American Thinker in their article, “The Peer Review Problem.”

The process of peer review is a cornerstone of scientific integrity. It guarantees the quality in a scientific research paper. When a researcher accomplishes something, the concluding step is to publish the results in the scientific literature. To get there, the paper must undergo peer review.

The peer review process is the best way known to scientists to advance their professional disciplines. Without the checks and balances of such a process, scientific literature would end up just another news outlet.

Melody K. Smith

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