Will Double Blind Peer Review Eliminate Bias in Scholarly Publishing? image

Double Blind Peer Review: A Growing Trend? Peer review has consistently been a vital topic in publishing news, from ethical issues to new methods of conducting it. Considering the biases involved in approving papers, double blind peer review has been gaining more acceptance as well as criticism within the academic publishing industry. What is Double Blind Peer Review? Bias has been a major concern among educators and researchers regarding peer review. The current process of peer review is single-blind,in which the author’s identity is known and the reviewers are anonymous. The process of double-blind review allows authors to request their names and their affiliations to be hidden from the reviewers. In one of the largest studies on peer review—a 2009 ...

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