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Academics' attitudes towards peer review of scholarly journals and the effect of role and discipline

Rowley, JE and Sbaffi, L (2018) Academics' attitudes towards peer review of scholarly journals and the effect of role and discipline. Journal of Information Science, 44 (5). pp. 644-657. ISSN 0165-5515

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Abstract

This research contributes to the knowledge on academics’ attitudes towards peer review, through an international and interdisciplinary survey of academics, which profiles academics’ views on the value of peer review, its benefits and the prevalence of unethical practices. Generally, academics regarded peer review as beneficial to improving their article and felt that peer review contributed significantly to the effectiveness of scholarly communication. Academics agreed that peer review could improve the readability and quality of the published paper, as well as check for accuracy, appropriate methodology, novelty and relevance to the journal. There are significant differences in the views of respondents on the basis of role, with those involved as reviewers and editors being less positive about peer review than authors. In addition, there is evidence of some disciplinary differences in views on the benefits of peer review.

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