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Professor Gabor Toth Cited for Review Work at AGU Journals

Posted: June 2, 2017

Professor Gabor Toth Cited for Review Work at AGU Journals

Climate & Space research professor Gabor Toth was cited this week as an "Outstanding Reviewer" for his work in 2016 at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Journals.

From the AGU news magazine, Eos

"With this article, the American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) Publications department again recognizes a number of outstanding reviewers selected by the editors of each AGU journal for their work in 2016.

"Peer-reviewed literature plays a critical role in advancing science. However, peer reviewing has been generally undervalued in terms of its contributions and of the collective level of effort involved. Despite the challenges of relying on volunteers, peer review is essential for helping maintain the integrity of science and its efficient advancement (by forcing some quality checks on the official archive of progress). It also plays a vital role in the granting of awards and has value for society in that the peer-reviewed literature increasingly has official, codified uses in law, regulations, and advisory input.

"Quality peer review in many ways distinguishes leading journals from the growing threat of so-called predatory journals that can degrade scientific integrity.Much of the scientific community’s outreach to the public is through the press and, thanks to quality publications, through our community’s leading journals. Checks to enhance reproducibility and to drive improvements in the science help overall quality. In turn, quality peer review in many ways distinguishes leading journals from the growing threat of so-called predatory journals that can degrade scientific integrity.

 
 
Congratulations, Professor Toth!