Bias in peer review

  title={Bias in peer review},
  author={Carole J. Lee and C. Sugimoto and Guo Zhang and B. Cronin},
  journal={J. Assoc. Inf. Sci. Technol.},
Research on bias in peer review examines scholarly communication and funding processes to assess the epistemic and social legitimacy of the mechanisms by which knowledge communities vet and self-regulate their work. Despite vocal concerns, a closer look at the empirical and methodological limitations of research on bias raises questions about the existence and extent of many hypothesized forms of bias. In addition, the notion of bias is predicated on an implicit ideal that, once articulated… Expand
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