Applied Optics Editor-in-Chief, Joseph N. Mait, comments on the value of peer review in improving the work published by authors.
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Computer 38(12), 127–128 (2005)10.1109/MC.2005.423] that contained excerpts from the rejection letters that several (now famous) researchers received for the initial reports of their groundbreaking work. The rejections include Alan Turing’s “On Computable Numbers, with an Application to the Entscheidungsproblem” (“a bizarre paper…I strongly suspect the machine is too simple to be of any use”) and Claude Shannon’s “A Mathematical Theory of Communication” (“poorly motivated and excessively abstract”).
Original Manuscript: May 10, 2013
Published: May 20, 2013
Joseph N. Mait, "In Praise of Reviewers," Appl. Opt. 52, ED5-ED6 (2013)
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