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Peer review: Award bonus points to motivate reviewers

The proliferation of scientific journals is making it harder for editors to recruit peer reviewers. Various incentives (see, for example, Nature 514, 274; 2014) have not substantially changed an archaic system. I propose a smart solution that would benefit reviewers, authors and journals — namely, to award bonus points to reviewers for use towards their own open-access publishing fees. (...) - Nature, by David Gurwitz, 23 Feb 2017
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How to review a paper

How to review a paper | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

For Peer Review Week, researchers from across the spectrum offer advice and insights about how to review research manuscripts (...) - Science, by Elisabeth Pain, Sep 22, 2016

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What Motivates Reviewers? An Experiment in Economics

What Motivates Reviewers? An Experiment in Economics | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

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

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Postdocs Promoted As Paid Reviewers

Postdocs Promoted As Paid Reviewers | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Paying a living wage for reviews could provide postdocs with a temporary career alternative. But it won't come cheaply and it will likely result in an uncompetitive journal with little chance of success. (...) - the scholarly kitchen, by Phil Davis, Dec. 15 2016

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Togelius: How not to review a paper

On occasion of several paper reviews I've received recently, and a few I've written, I'd like to give some useful tips for how to review a paper. That is, how to review a paper if you want to do a really, really bad job of it. Note that I work in the AI and Games field, so somewhat different advice might apply to screwing up a paper review in another field. (...) - Blog of Julian Togelius, July 26, 2015

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