Fair and Open Evaluation May Call for Temporarily Hidden Authorship, Caution When Counting the Votes, and Transparency of the Full Pre-publication Procedure

@inproceedings{Bachmann2011FairAO,
  title={Fair and Open Evaluation May Call for Temporarily Hidden Authorship, Caution When Counting the Votes, and Transparency of the Full Pre-publication Procedure},
  author={Talis Bachmann},
  booktitle={Front. Comput. Neurosci.},
  year={2011}
}
The problem of imbalance The traditional system of manuscript evaluation has created a certain imbalance bordering with unfairness: while the authors of submitted papers typically have had their identity disclosed already at the outset, the reviewers have remained mostly anonymous. With a new open evaluation system being currently envisaged, the main difference would be that evaluators become disclosed as well, which is a significant step toward balance and fairness. More openness and… CONTINUE READING
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