What I mean by "peer review is often a crapshoot" is that the reliability of the reviews is very low - accept/reject is somewhat the luck of the draw. There findings support this, in that the inter-rater reliability for papers by English speakers are super low.
People who are really prolific will look like one big connected cluster (second to bottom left) but I think many people less prolific will have 1 or 2 main clusters and then outliers.
- John Finn Institute of Public SafetyAnalyst, 2009 - present
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