The peer-review system: time for re-assessment?

Poul Scheel Larsen, H. U. Riisgard, G Quinn, E Fee, S. E. Shumway, J. M. Gili, T. Kiørboe, L. Hagerman, P Beninger, A Tessier, T. Duarte, J Raven, J. J. Middelburg, M. Lesser, A. Gremare, J. Cole, O. N. Larsen, J. J. Beukema, K. Reise, D. CanfieldO Kinne

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Abstract

Referees are the backbone of quality control. They need more recognition for their work. In an open exchange of opinions among a number of leading editors and experienced reviewers one suggestion has wide support: It should no longer be 'free' to submit a manuscript to a scientific journal. While cash payment for reviews is not considered a good idea, a 'payback in kind' system is favored: i.e., if you want to submit papers to a journal you must be willing to review for that journal.
Original languageEnglish
JournalMarine Ecology - Progress Series
Volume192
Pages (from-to)305-313
ISSN0171-8630
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000

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