Requesting data during peer review: Foot in the door, or door in the face? – The 100% CI
lterrat's bookmarks 2017-02-19
"... advocating good scientific practice (like data sharing) during peer review can result in a dilemma.
This is how it’s supposed to work: 1) You accept an invitation for review. 2) Before submitting your review, you ask the editor to relay a request to the authors to share their data and materials (unless they have already done so). 3) If authors agree – fantastic. If authors decline and refuse to provide a sensible rationale why their data cannot be shared – you reject the paper. Simple. So far, so PRO. But here’s where it gets hairy: What happens when the action editor handling the paper refuses to relay the request for data, or even demands that such a request is removed from the written review?"