Monument celebrates an unlikely hero: the anonymous peer reviewer

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HSE University unveils 1.5 tonne die stamped with phrases including “Major Changes” and “Reject” to highlight importance to research of peer review

Huge, concrete and with ominous phrases including “Major Changes” and “Reject” stamped on its six sides, a new monument in Moscow celebrates an unlikely hero: the anonymous peer reviewer.

Unveiled at the Institute of Education, HSE University on Friday, the 1.5-tonne die is the result of a crowdfunding campaign that drew support from a host of researchers, including the Nobel laureates Erik Maskin and Andre Geim – the latter being the co-discoverer of graphene who is currently based at the University of Manchester.

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