Science: Spin and the Spike

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Science - Spin and the Spike

In the mainstream media articles are spiked by editors and withheld from publication.

In journalistic parlance, spiking refers to withholding a story from publication

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spike_%28journalism%29

Editing is the process of selecting and preparing written, visual, audible and film media used to convey information. The editing process can involve correction, condensation, organization, and many other modifications performed with an intention of producing a correct, consistent, accurate and complete work.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Editing

In Science articles are similarly spiked via the Peer Review Progress.

Peer review is the evaluation of work by one or more people of similar competence to the producers of the work (peers). It constitutes a form of self-regulation by qualified members of a profession within the relevant field.

Peer review methods are employed to maintain standards of quality, improve performance, and provide credibility.

In academia peer review is often used to determine an academic paper’s suitability for publication.

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