Don’t Let the Race Science Guy Drive the Peer Review Bus!

Speech bubble with a tweet by Fuerst.

(A mini play adapted from Mo Willem’s awesome picture book Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!)

Editor:

Hi! I’m the driver of this peer review bus.

Listen, I’ve got some other work to do, so can you watch things for me until I get back?

Thanks!

Oh, and remember: DON’T LET THE RACE SCIENCE GUY DRIVE THE PEER REVIEW BUS!

Screen capture of rejection letter provided on John Fuerst’s Twitter timeline.

John Fuerst:

I thought he’d never leave! Hey, can I drive the peer review bus?

Please? I’ll be scientific!

I’ll tell you what! I’ll just steer the process.

My friend Emil Kirkegaard peer reviews his own papers every day! True story.

PUBLISH PUBLISH PUBLISH PUBLISH! Race scientist at the wheel!

No?

I never get to publish anything serious!

Hey! I’ve got an idea! Let’s play “publish this paper”!

I’ll go first! Come on! Just this one paper!

I’ll be your best race science peer reviewer!

How about I give you a spot at an OpenPsych journal?

No fair!

I bet your department head would let me!

What’s the big deal?! It’s just one peer review!

I have dreams, too, you know!

Fine.

LET ME DRIVE THE PEER REVIEW OF MY OWN PAPER!

Harumpfff.

Screen capture of one of John Fuerst’s tweets about the desk rejection he received from Journal of Intelligence.

Editor:

I’m back! You didn’t let the race science guy drive the peer review bus, did you?

Great! Thanks a lot.

John Fuerst:

Uh-oh!

Editor:

Bye!