3 years ago

Case for the double-blind peer review.

Lucie Tvrznikova

Peer review is a process designed to produce a fair assessment of research quality prior to publication of scholarly work in a journal. Demographics, nepotism, and seniority have been all shown to affect reviewer behavior suggesting the most common, single-blind review method (or the less common open review method) might be biased. A survey of current research suggests that double-blind review offers a solution to many biases stemming from author's gender, seniority, or location without imposing any major downsides.

Publisher URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/1807.01408

DOI: arXiv:1807.01408v2

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