AW: [SIGMETRICS] New Papers
Lutz.Bornmann at GV.MPG.DE
Mon Oct 18 14:52:41 EDT 2010
this would be interesting to test however difficult to investigate. Normally,
the editors do not select author-excluded reviewers. Thus, one does not have
the ratings of these reviewers.
Von: ASIS&T Special Interest Group on Metrics im Auftrag von Philip Davis
Gesendet: Mo 18.10.2010 19:53
An: SIGMETRICS at LISTSERV.UTK.EDU
Betreff: Re: [SIGMETRICS] New Papers
Would avoiding "enemies" (i.e. competitors) provide the same result as
preferentially selecting "friends"? Many journals allow authors to list
preferential reviewers as well as those they would rather avoid
evaluating their work.
Bornmann, Lutz wrote:
> Dear Ronald,
> This could be one explanation for the better ratings of author-suggested
> reviewers. Another explanation is that the author-suggested reviewers are
> authors' best friends. There is the danger that these reviewers rate a
> manuscript more favourably than they would rate it if it were submitted by
> unknown authors.
> I think the most important question here is: Is it fair that one group of
> reviewers rate manuscripts more favourably than another group -
> of the quality of the submitted manuscripts?
Philip M. Davis, Ph.D.
Department of Communication
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Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853
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