, Volume 88, Issue 2, pp 669–673

Understanding the role of open peer review and dynamic academic articles

Authors’ reply to “Problems with natural selection of academic papers”
  • Pandelis Perakakis
  • Michael Taylor
  • Marco G. Mazza
  • Varvara Trachana

DOI: 10.1007/s11192-011-0402-1

Cite this article as:
Perakakis, P., Taylor, M., Mazza, M.G. et al. Scientometrics (2011) 88: 669. doi:10.1007/s11192-011-0402-1


We welcome the commentary by L. Egghe (Scientometrics, this issue) stimulating discussion on our recent article “Natural selection of academic papers” (NSAP) (Scientometrics, 85(2):553–559, 2010) that focuses on an important modern issue at the heart of the scientific enterprise—the open and continuous evaluation and evolution of research. We are also grateful to the editor of Scientometrics for giving us the opportunity to respond to some of the arguments by L. Egghe that we believe are inaccurate or require further comment.


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© Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, Hungary 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Pandelis Perakakis
    • 1
    • 2
  • Michael Taylor
    • 3
  • Marco G. Mazza
    • 4
  • Varvara Trachana
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Personality, Evaluation and Psychological TreatmentUniversity of GranadaGranadaSpain
  2. 2.Laboratory of Experimental EconomicsUniversity Jaume ICastellónSpain
  3. 3.Institute for Space Applications and Remote Sensing (ISARS)National Observatory of Athens (NOA)PenteliGreece
  4. 4.Stranski-Laboratorium fur Physikalische und Theoretische ChemieTechnische Universitat BerlinBerlinGermany
  5. 5.Institute of Biological Research and Biotechnology (IBRB)National Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRF)AthensGreece

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