Strategic Science: An Improved Quality Standard for Intellectual Endeavour and Selection of the Best Ideas to Apply in Improving Life Experience

24 Pages Posted: 8 Feb 2017 Last revised: 10 Jun 2017

Date Written: February 6, 2017

Abstract

This paper proposes that the standard of peer review needs to be replaced by the standard of strategic science. The paper presents the intrinsic limitations of peer review, and the intrinsic advantages of strategic science.

Various examples are explored on how strategic science would be applied. The paper suggests how the standard of strategic science be applied in journals and in intellectual institutions. Further, that global intellectual institutions have an intrinsic responsibility, referred to as the humanist strategic purpose, to ensure the quality of the ideas offered to humanity. Finally, the paper considers the reduction in global paper output, but the increase in the quality that would result from applying the new standard.

Keywords: intellectual quality standard, peer review, reflexive quality of ideas, science in society

JEL Classification: A13, A14, O15, O32, O34, O35

Suggested Citation

Little, Graham, Strategic Science: An Improved Quality Standard for Intellectual Endeavour and Selection of the Best Ideas to Apply in Improving Life Experience (February 6, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2912593 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2912593

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