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Bullet peer-review · Aug 24, 2018

Does Application Peer Review Disagreement Lead to Higher Citation Levels? AIBS Publication Investigates

The American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) has recently published findings in the journal F100 on research it conducted in collaboration with the Queensland University of Technology to assess whether contentious funding applications (possibly higher risk) resulted in a higher return on investment (higher reward). We examined the scoring from 227 funded applications and their eventual relative citation impact.

Statistical analysis revealed no association between relative citations and either of the two measures of disagreement, although as this is the first study to empirically examine this association, it would be useful to test this in other funding schemes and in larger sample sizes. Publication link: https://f1000research.com/articles/7-1030/v1