How to Improve the Quality of Peer Reviews? Three Suggestions for System-level Changes
Peer reviewing is critical in the process of legitimizing new scientific knowledge. Yet, concerns about its quality exist, especially if one considers developmental reviewing as an ideal. In this essay, I suggest three ways to improve review quality: provide reviewers with systematic feedback about their performance, reward active and good reviewers, and make reviewers more accountable by revealing their identities to the authors in certain conditions.
Iivari, J. (2016). How to Improve the Quality of Peer Reviews? Three Suggestions for System-level Changes. Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 38, pp-pp. https://doi.org/10.17705/1CAIS.03812
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