[Coral-List] Trust peer-reviewed articles rather than the press

Nick Wehner nwehner at marineaffairs.org
Fri Mar 4 13:55:00 EST 2016

Please do keep in mind, that the vast majority of papers in this issue are not Open Access. In fact, of the 45 papers in this special issue, only 9 are available for free. At $40 per paper, it would cost $1,440 for just one person to read this special issue.

The idea, therefore, that the “general public” should only trust peer-reviewed publications is a non-starter. If the general public won’t even pay for newspapers anymore, do you really expect them to pay $40 for a single peer-reviewed paper?


Nick Wehner
Project Manager, OpenChannels
Marine Affairs Research and Education (MARE)
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nwehner at marineaffairs.org

> On Mar 4, 2016, at 9:15 AM, Jean-Pierre Gattuso <gattuso2 at obs-vlfr.fr> wrote:
> Coral-listers,
> Richard Dunne should trust peer-reviewed articles rather than the press, 
> especially newspapers which have a poor scientific record.
> climatefeedback.org has analysed Ben Webster’s article “Scientists 
> are exaggerating carbon threat to marine life” in The Times. It 
> estimated its overall scientific credibility to be ‘very low’. The 
> analysis should be published later today. I will send the link when it 
> will become available.
> Also note that the scientist quoted in this article, Howard Browman, 
> claims that Webster quoted him in a misleading way. Finally, the issue 
> discussed, ocean acidification, is distinct from “global warming”. 
> Both just share the same cause (the rise in atmospheric CO2).
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