Listen to Onur Mutlu’s interview as he discusses the review process in the “ORF Dimensionen” broadcast on “Peer Review and Open Science”
How well does peer review work?
Interviewer: Mariann Unterluggauer
11 November 2020
The idea of using an assessment process to control the quality and efficiency of scientific work emerged in the middle of the 20th century. Since then, publishers have been using this “peer review” as a basis for making decisions about what should appear in their specialist journals. And anyone who wants to be awarded funding for their research projects must first go through and pass such an assessment process. However, this does not always work properly, as misjudgments and sloppiness have shown in the past. In addition, a positive “peer review” does not automatically mean that there is good or relevant science in a publication. – So what’s the point of peer review? Does the procedure have to be evaluated itself? Above all, the discussion about open science has stimulated the discussion about the review process of science.
Some useful related videos:
- https://youtu.be/HvswnsfG3oQ?t=1800 (Onur Mutlu, Computer Architecture – Lecture 5c: Secure and Reliable Memory (ETH Zürich, Fall 2020): discussing the review process of RowHammer)
- https://youtu.be/FYwOyapck3M?t=5421 (Onur Mutlu, Seminar in Computer Architecture – Lecture 2: RowClone – In-Memory Data Copy (ETH Zürich, Fall 2020): discussing the review process of RowClone)
- https://youtu.be/yEYEzFwAY9g?t=4445 (Onur, Mutlu, Seminar in Computer Architecture – Lecture 3: Memory Channel Partitioning (ETH Zürich, Fall 2020): discussing the review process of Memory Channel Partitioning)