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Gender and Regional Diversity In Peer Review – The Wiley Network (Lou Peck | September 2018)

Published/Released on September 10, 2018 | Posted by Admin on September 17, 2018 / , , , , ,
 


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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

What influences the regional diversity of reviewers: A study of medical and agricultural/biological sciences journals

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.

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