Guest Post: Greater Transparency in Peer Review Standards and Practices -A Report on Work in Progress - The Scholarly Kitchen
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"In a number of recent posts in The Scholarly Kitchen (TSK), contributors have offered a variety of perspectives on the practice of peer review. Just this year, Robert Harington has pointed out the need for publishers to ensure that reviews generated by independent referees offer something of value to authors, while at the same time seeing to it that reviewers receive some form of recognition for their work. Tim Vines has discussed how the efforts of authors to reassert control over the peer review process risks underestimating the critical roles played by editorial professionals in the publishing process, and has drawn attention to a poorly sourced article on peer review that itself managed to show up the weakness in the implementation of peer review. And David Crotty explored the question of including the findings and arguments of non-peer reviewed materials, available through preprint repositories, in work published through formal, peer-reviewed processes. Indeed, a search through TSK’s archives turns up no fewer than 43 separate blog posts that include “peer review” in the title."