Referees, editors, and publication practices: Improving the reliability and usefulness of the peer review system
Author: Cicchetti, Domenic
Source: Science and Engineering Ethics, Volume 3, Number 1, March 1997 , pp. 51-62(12)
Abstract:The documented low levels of reliability of the peer review process present a serious challenge to editors who must often base their publication decisions on conflicting referee recommendations. The purpose of this article is to discuss this process and examine ways to produce a more reliable and useful peer review system.
Keywords: acceptance rates; behavioral sciences; chemistry; fair; grants; innovative/original; manuscripts; medical sciences; objective; peer review; physical sciences; physics; publication practices; rejection rates; reliability; training reviewers; validity
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: March 1, 1997