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Re: PLOS article metrics

A very thought-provoking post.  But you aren't suggesting that this is
the beginning of the demise of editorial peer review, just the beginning
of the demise for the process at the low end of the quality spectrum.
People will still want (and be willing to pay for) quality editorial and
peer-review at the upper end of the quality spectrum.  Is this what
you're saying?
> This is the real long-term threat PLOS faces: the possibility
> that the innovation it helped to spawn continues to develop until
> PLOS itself is marginalized by its high cost structure.  PLOS,
> having chipped away at the principal and practice of peer review,
> is on its way to learn that unmediated computer processes are
> mere bits, and bits are free.
> Joe Esposito