, Volume 88, Issue 2, pp 663–667 | Cite as

Problems with “natural selection of academic papers”



In this short communication we give critical comments on the paper of Perakakis et al. (Scientometrics 85(2):553–559, 2010) 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.


Peer review Commercial publishing Open access 


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© Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, Hungary 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Universiteit Hasselt (Uhasselt)DiepenbeekBelgium
  2. 2.Universiteit Antwerpen (UA)AntwerpenBelgium

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