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Slide deck: Understanding peer review and editorial decision making at journals

Understanding peer review and editorial decision making at journals

The peer review process is essentially a quality control mechanism by which experts evaluate scholarly works and ensure the high quality of published science. 

However, peer reviewers do not make the decision to accept or reject papers. At the most, they recommend a decision. At peer-reviewed journals, decision-making authority rests solely with journal editors or the journal’s editorial board.

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