B – Truth in science publishing

Südhof TC. Truth in science publishing: a personal perspective. PLoS Biology 2016;14(8):e1002547
(doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1002547)

Emerging flaws in the integrity of the peer review system are largely responsible for the validity of published scientific results.. Distortions in peer review are driven by economic forces and enabled by a lack of accountability of journals, editors, and authors. One approach to restoring trust may be to establish basic rules that render peer review more transparent, such as publishing the reviews and monitoring not only the track records of authors but also of editors and journals.