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BrainWaves #152 It’s not over yet…part 2: Post-publication peer-review

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Podcast is delighted to feature selected episodes from BrainWaves, courtesy of James E Siegler MD, its originator and host. BrainWaves is an academic audio podcast whose mission is to educate medical providers through clinical cases and topical reviews in neurology, medicine, and the humanities. Episodes originally aired from 2016 to 2021.

Originally released: November 28, 2019

Peer review prior to publication of medical data dates back to the 9th century CE but has only really gained steam in the past 70 or 80 years. Ideally, peer review would serve as an initial filter for data that enter a permanent public scientific record. But peer review is not without flaws. In the second installment of the BrainWaves segment, “It’s not over yet…,” we discuss publication as a potential source of bias and highlight the reasons why it should not be the final step of the peer review process.

Produced by James E Siegler. Music courtesy of Cullah, Lee Rosevere, John Bartmann, Kevin McLeod, and Jon Watts. Sound effects by Mike Koenig and Daniel Simion. BrainWaves' podcasts and online content are intended for medical education only and should not be used for clinical decision-making. Be sure to follow us on Twitter (now X) @brainwavesaudio for the latest updates to the podcast.


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