In keeping with the theme of Diversity in Peer Review, for this year’s Peer Review Week we’re taking a closer look at two recent studies on the topic. These articles are freely available
This 2018 Learned Publishing article discusses the geographical imbalance of reviewers discovered during research in medicine and agricultural and biological sciences. They found that:
- there was a correlation between the reviewer location and the country and region of the EditorChief and that of the corresponding author.
- reviewers were more likely to accept invitations to review articles when the corresponding author was from their region and were more likely to be positive about such articles.