Having some thoughts today about academic review processes. Peer review is obviously paramount but in the (very) fast world we live in is their a better system? (Just to be clear: I have no idea)

For example why aren't pre-print services like http://arxiv.org/ more widely used and/or underpinned by some sort of social network? I know that the arxiv is more or less standard in pure mathematics (and others) where it can act as a very very wide peer review process by giving access to manuscripts to not 2 or 3 reviewers but to 1000s. To my knowledge though, a system like the arxiv is not at all used in Operational Research...

Does anyone have any thoughts?
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