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Effect of reviewer's origin on peer review: China vs. non-China

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Peer review is important in ensuring quality. As science and technology develops in China, the number of scientific papers is increasing, and it is interesting to discover whether there are differences between reviewers from China and those from other countries when they review manuscripts submitted by Chinese authors. This study was based on an environmental academic Chinese (English language) journal. The peer review of 157 manuscripts from Chinese authors was analyzed. There are significant differences in whether a potential reviewer accepts an invitation to review; however, the outcome of peer review is almost unaffected by the reviewer's geographical origin.

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: October 1, 2012

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