How the US keeps its nuclear secrets and what it reveals, double anonymous peer review boosts inclusion


In this episode of the Physics World Weekly podcast the historian Alex Wellerstein explains how the US has kept its nuclear secrets since the Second World War. The author of Restricted Data: the History of Nuclear Secrecy in the United States, he explains how the country has walked the fine line between trying to prevent rogue actors from developing weapons and encouraging the peaceful use of nuclear technologies.

Also in this week’s podcast is Kim Eggleton, who is research integrity and inclusion manager at IOP Publishing. She explains why the scholarly publisher is offering double anonymous peer review on its journals – whereby the identity of the authors is hidden from the reviewers and vice versa.

  • Alex Wellerstein was interviewed by Physics World’s Margaret Harris, who has reviewed Restricted Data in the September 2021 issue of the magazine.

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