Cover the eyes of Lady Justice An appeal for double-blind peer reviewing

@inproceedings{Schmid2003CoverTE,
  title={Cover the eyes of Lady Justice An appeal for double-blind peer reviewing},
  author={Johannes A. Schmid},
  year={2003}
}
Blind Lady Justice, who dates back to the ancient Greek goddess Themis, has become the symbol for fair and equal justice. No matter how she is painted, drawn or otherwise depicted, her eyes are always covered so that she cannot be influenced by the person being judged and thus does not fall prey to prejudice or corruption. Indeed, the idea of a judicial system that is ‘blind’ to anything other than facts is an important pillar of democratic societies that aim for fair and equal justice for all… CONTINUE READING

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