In the post: The tribalistic corruption of peer review – the Chris de Freitas incident Dr. Chris de Freitas has left a response. Rather than argue his own position. Dr. de Freitas lets the director of the publication Climate Research speak for him in a letter sent in 2003 settling the matter.
Chris de Freitas Submitted on 2011/11/28 at 10:58 am
See copied email below:
Thu, 3 July 2003 12:42:48 +0200
To CLIMATE RESEARCH
Editors and Review Editors
In my 20.06. email to you I stated, among other things, that I would
ask CR editor Chris de Freitas to present to me copies of the
reviewers’ evaluations for the 2 Soon et al. papers.
I have received and studied the material requested.
1) The reviewers consulted (4 for each ms) by the editor presented
detailed, critical and helpful evaluations
2) The editor properly analyzed the evaluations and requested
3) The authors revised their manuscripts accordingly.
Chris de Freitas has done a good and correct job as editor.
Inter-Research, Science Publisher
Tel: (+49) (4132) 7127 Email: email@example.com
Fax: (+49) (4132) 8883 http://www.int-res.com
The Team should be ashamed. Dr. Phil Jones and Dr. Tom Wigley should resign, in my opinion because rather than argue the science, they formed a tribe, and used the collective influence of the tribe to smear the reputation of the editor, de Freitas.