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Survey results on peer-review

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Several days ago, I put up this informal survey to gauge readers' opinions about various features of peer review. Here are the results, organized by what I will call the good, the ambivalent, and the bad. As this is only an informal survey, the results should of course be taken with a grain of salt (and then some). Still, I found the results interesting and will be curious to hear readers' reactions. The Good 64.1% of respondents agreed that anonymized review works well on balance, giving authors a fair chance (whereas only 23.07% disagreed). An even larger proportion of respondents 76%(!) agreed with that the peer-review process tends to improve their work. 68.4% agreed that the peer-review process improves their knowledge of other work in their field. Next, a full 83.3% of respondents either disagreed with or neither agreed nor disagreed with the item that journal editors desk-reject too often. This suggests, somewhat. . .

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