Author: L. Egghe 1 , 2
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  • 1 Universiteit Hasselt (Uhasselt), Campus Diepenbeek, Agoralaan, 3590, Diepenbeek, Belgium
  • | 2 Universiteit Antwerpen (UA), Stadscampus, Venusstraat 35, 2000, Antwerpen, Belgium
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In this short communication we give critical comments on the paper of Perakakis et al. (Scientometrics 85(2):553–559, ) on “Natural selection of academic papers”. The criticism mainly focusses on their unbalanced criticism of peer review and their negative evaluation of the link of peer review with commercial publishing.

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