Rewarding the quantity of peer review could harm biomedical research

  title={Rewarding the quantity of peer review could harm biomedical research},
  author={Aceil Al-Khatib and Jaime A. Teixeira da Silva},
  journal={Biochemia Medica},
Voluntary peer review is generally provided by researchers as a duty or service to their disciplines. They commit their expertise, knowledge and time freely without expecting rewards or compensation. Peer review can be perceived as a reciprocal mission that aims to safeguard the quality of publications by helping authors improve their manuscripts. While voluntary peer review adds value to research, rewarding the quantity or the volume of peer review is likely to lure academics into providing… 

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