Category: double-blind peer review

Double-anonymous review is an effective way of combating status bias in scholarly publishing 

Discussions around improving peer review often focus on openness as a mechanism to reduce bias. Drawing on a recent study of double and single anonymisation at the British Ecological Society, Charles Fox argues for the benefits of double anonymisation …

AI can crack double blind peer review – should we still use it?

Artificial intelligence models are particularly good at pattern matching, one potential application of this is the development of tools that detect and identify author styles, a situation that has implications for nominally blind peer review processes….

Not all academics are comfortable with the idea of open peer review

There are many arguments in favour of open peer review, from anticipated improvements to the speed and quality of reviews brought about by the greater accountability, through to the likely reduction in unfair or illogical decisions because of the system’s transparency. Despite this, not all academics are comfortable with open peer review and remain fearful of their comments and views […]