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Responding to Reviewer Comments

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I had a dream that bothered me. In this dream, I found out that the journal editor had rejected my paper based on an algorithm. It made me so irate that I woke up. Upon…
Will robots ever truly be our "peers" when it comes to peer review?
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How can we open up the scientific dialogue and enable science to push us forward? Dr. Ben Britton, a Senior Lecturer at Imperial College in London, shares thoughts on…
Peer review as a system: Can we do better?
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Dr. Bahar Mehmani is the Reviewer Experience Lead in the Global Publishing Development department at Elsevier. Dr. Mehmani has been part of several industry workshops,…
Anyone who has published an article and has gone through a peer review process is a potential reviewer
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The life of an academic is surrounded by the process of peer review. But it is a tricky process in many ways and since I recently experienced it again, I wanted to…
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Why peer review should be fun, but can make you cry
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After my first year as an academic editor at PLOS One, I’ve learned a lot about the peer review process, including what happens to my own papers when I submit them for…
Understanding peer review: My first 12 months as a journal editor
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What do authors think about peer review? Do they think it's working? What changes do they want to see in peer review? And how can peer review quality be improved? Read…
How peer review is perceived by authors from emerging research countries
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Some people don’t like reviewing. I don't understand this, because I happen to love it! And after 15 years of reviewing, I have learned that there are a few…
The work of peer reviewers can remain somewhat mysterious, particularly for the less experienced authors. To better understand the work of a reviewer, their decision…
What is collaborative peer review? How does it work? Who is involved in this type of peer review? This flowchart will give you some quick insights into how collaborative…
What is double-blind peer review? How does it work? Who is involved in this type of peer review? This flowchart will provide you with a quick look at how double-blind…