More on anonymity in peer review

by Thomas Arildsen

This study lacked an appropriate control group: Two stars

I came across this post on anonymity in peer review by Jon Brock. I have previously tried to discuss pros and cons of anonymity here. I think Jon’s post is a quite good argument in favour of identifying reviewers.

In relation to this, I actually wanted to sign a review I did recently for a journal as I wanted to personally stand by my assessment of the manuscript. I asked with the editor first if this was OK with him. He explicitly requested me NOT to do so, because this was against their review policy…

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