Is there bias in editorial choice? Yes View Full Text


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DATE

2015-12

AUTHORS

Khaled Moustafa

ABSTRACT

Nature has recently published a Correspondence claiming the absence of fame biases in the editorial choice. The topic is interesting and deserves a deeper analysis than it was presented because the reported brief analysis and its conclusion are somewhat biased for many reasons, some of them are discussed here. Since the editorial assessment is a form of peer-review, the biases reported on external peer-reviews would, thus, apply to the editorial assessment, too. The biases would be proportional to the elitist level of a journal; the more elitist a journal, the more biased its decisions, unavoidably. The bias could be intentional or unintentional, conscious or subconscious, reflecting our imperfect human nature. More... »

PAGES

2249-2251

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  • 2015-03. Corresponding authors: Is there fame bias in editorial choice? in NATURE
  • 2004-12. The role of the scientific editor in BRITISH DENTAL JOURNAL
  • 2002-03. Peer review and innovation in SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING ETHICS
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