Hitler attempts to navigate the peer-review process


11 Responses to “Hitler attempts to navigate the peer-review process”

  1. I think I’m quite done with this now. As far as I’m concerned  the best one was done by LuckyTV for Dutch television and I think, but not quite sure, the first too. Can we stop now?

    • Guido says:


      Stop watching them. It was hilarious, I enjoyed it, as a scientist used to hear these rants.

      The world is full of stuff you don’t like. Life is short, why not devote the time to things you love and let everybody else have fun?

  2. kateling says:

    The number of peer reviewers depends on the journal. All the major journals in my field use only one referee, though fancy ones like Nature use three. 

    Three would be good for the science, but having all papers reviewed by three people would triple an already significant time burden.

  3. mzed says:

    Yeah, if I ever meet that “reviewer #3″ in person we’re going to have words.

  4. Shinkuhadoken says:

    What? You mean scientific discoveries aren’t determined by a prefabricated leftist political agenda in a attempt to secure meaningless government expenditures at the taxpayers’ expense to suppress capitalism and religious beliefs?

    Could Fox News have lied to me?

  5. mesocosm says:

    I may be in the minority here, but I thought Der Untergang  was not only a great film, but an important and culturally significant one. I think it’s a shame that it’s become a big ol’ joke, and a long-stale one at that.

    But hey – Hitler! It’s hilarious I guess.

  6. franko says:

    man, hitler is even hilarious ranting about stuff i have ZERO knowledge about or interest in. i don’t care what the haters say — i’m always good with a good “pissed-off hitler” video.

  7. Ian Mulvany says:

    This is a significant problem, and for early stage researchers in the life sciences getting a publication in a top tier journal can make or break their career. I’m working on developing a new journal that will balance very high impact with a respectful editorial process. We are going to have one active researcher who will act to coordinate all the reviews, and return a single letter to the author. There will also be a first round quick submission where we hop to be able to give a decision within a few days, in order not to waste the time of authors. We are backed by the Wellcome Trust, the Max Planck Institute, and the Howard Hughes Medical Centre. Oh, yeah, we are also going to be publishing CC-BY, pushing the full XML journal content to as many places as possible (pubmed central, github, anywhere we can think really). Our managing editor is Mark Patterson who used to run PLoS, you can check it out at http://www.elifesciences.org, open for submissions in a few weeks :)

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