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Jon Cogburn

I think the third kind of cutting corners is inevitable if you want to do more than burrow deeply into one narrow niche. I've resigned myself to it. Usually what I've done is sufficiently different to what other people have said that the project is still workable.

One of the very bad things about journals no longer sharing referee reports is that it has the effect of strongly encouraging people to try to know everything about a very small area and not do anything else. Non-specialists used to be able to rely on the reviewers to alert them to relevant material they might have missed.

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