***PEER REVIEW***

Daniela Orsini d.orsini at elsevier.nl
Mon Sep 9 16:17:30 EST 1996


> 
> >Hi all,
> >
> >How do you feel about double-blinded peer review (i.e. the reviewer
> >does NOT know the author's identity and vice versa)? Do you
> >think it would be difficult to avoid phrases like: "we previously


 
> If the reviewer is in the field (as it should be), he will be
> able to identify the author anyway.
> 
> But which is the problem that blinded-review is supposed to address?
> 
> Piersante


Do you really think so? I can imagine a lot of times the reviewer would
not be able to tell who the author is. The idea of blinded-review
is then to avoid bias, as reviewers tend to favor papers from well-
respected institutes.

Daniela



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