Posted: Jan 12, 2023 7:05 am
by Spearthrower
don't get me started wrote:
NamelessFaceless wrote:Wow. That’s really interesting about Chomsky.

Yep, academics often have a lot of ego invested in their work.

It took me quite a while to get round to the fact that peer review is not meant to be personal.

But on the other side, it often can actually be, particularly when they're reviewing papers that aim to leave a large footprint in their own niche. My field's history often seems like one long familial feud exemplifying that there's a difference between kicking the tyres to see if they're up to standard, and kicking them until they're no longer up to standard. Still, robust criticism - even when it's motivated - is generally beneficial to knowledge acquisition!