Shorter deadlines, email reminders, and cash incentives can speed up the peer review process and minimize unintended effects, a recent study suggests. Can it work for other disciplines?
“It takes a researcher 3-5 hours to review a manuscript,” editors quip, “whether you give him/her a week or six months!”
I’ve heard many variations on this joke, but the principle remains: most people are motivated by deadlines and need periodic reminders to meet them. (...) - by Phil Davis, The Scholarly Kitchen, May 28, 2014