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Would peer review work better if reviewers talked to each other? An interview for Retraction Watch

Posted by , on 21 September 2016

As you may have seen, we at Development have recently announced a change to our peer review process, introducing a cross-referee commenting step. This should be in place within the next week or two, and we’re hoping it will help us to make better decisions on papers, and to make the revision process easier for authors.

We were approached by Retraction Watch, who regularly run features on various aspects of publishing, about this initiative, and they’ve just posted my interview with them. So if you’re interested in finding out more about what we’re doing and why, or want to see how I’ve managed to squeeze chocolate and wine into a Q&A about peer review, please head on over to Retraction Watch for the full interview! Obviously I’m happy to answer any other questions you might have about this process, so just leave any comments or queries below, or in the RW comments feed.

And we’ll be monitoring how well this initiative works, so I expect you’ll be hearing more from me about this once we’ve had a chance to review the process and look at its impact on the papers we handle…


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