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Basics of Peer Review

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How can authors and reviewers rebuild trust in peer review? By making ethical, informed choices
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The words “published in a peer reviewed journal” are sometimes considered as the gold standard in science. But any professional scientist will tell you that the fact an…
You’ve worked hard and think you’re on a winning path when you submit your manuscript to a top academic journal, only to be derailed by a peer review. Here's how authors…
The peer review system is based on a mutual relationship. Sometimes there are glitches and broken links, and sometimes mutualisms turn into antagonisms. But is the whole…
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…
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…
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,…
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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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…
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…