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kbog comments on EA needs a cause prioritization journal - Effective Altruism Forum

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Comment author: kbog  (EA Profile) 13 September 2018 08:06:57AM *  2 points [-]

Blind review is only possible with a specialized system/website. The EA forum doesn't support math typesetting like LaTeX, and the arguments would be mixed up with all kinds of other posts. I think the best alternative to a true journal would be a community blog that hosted articles with a review system.

But not all peer review is the same, you want to have some review from people who know the relevant subjects well. E.g., a paper that relates to economic policy should be seen by economists. But if we have unpublished works on a website, I imagine it's going to be hard to get subject matter experts outside of EA to participate in the review process.