Richard P. Phelps

Richard P. Phelps is founder of the Nonpartisan Education Group, editor of Nonpartisan Education Review, a Fulbright scholar, and fellow of the Psychophysics Laboratory. His ORCID iD is 0000-0003-4008-087X.

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Literature Reviews Are Already Broken, So Let’s Kill Them

The literature review is a staple of the scholarly article. But when reviews misrepresent previous studies or suggest there’s a paucity of information when there isn’t, doesn’t,this degrade the knowledge base? Richard P. Phelps argues that, given the difficulty of verifying an author’s claims during peer review, it is best that journals drop the requirement for a literature review in scholarly articles.

5 years ago