senior people are above this childish, vain practice of peer review
Arnold and Cohn
Thanks to Slipper.Mystery for pointing this out.
Speaking of Mrs. Sharp I am appalled at how long she is taking on what should be a straightforward kicking of El Naschie to the curb. Note that the above quote undermines Paragraph 4 Section i of the earlier summary by Mr. Justice Eady, saying
It is the Claimant's [i.e., El Naschie's] case that the offending article bore the following natural and ordinary meanings:
i) The Claimant has improperly misused his editorial privileges as Editor-in-Chief of the journal Chaos, Solitons and Fractals, in order to self-publish numerous papers he had written, which would not have been published elsewhere as they were of poor quality and had received no, or very poor, peer-review, thereby creating a falsely high rate of citation for his own work and a falsely high impact factor for the journal which he edited; and/or...
El Naschie was further undermined by the testimony of his friend Otto Rössler, who told the court that peer review was an impediment to the publishing of important new ideas like El Naschie's.