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Should reviewers of papers have their names published? Go one step further

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Akheel Syed


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EDITOR—Dimoliatis's cri de coeur for better recognition of reviewers of papers has much merit.1 Some of your respondents,2 however, are concerned that the quality of peer review could suffer as reviewers succumb to the temptation of seeing their names in print; the counter argument so cogently put forth by Yeluri et al (letter in this cluster) is a forceful one: reviewers' reputations are at stake if a substandard article passes through. Although most journals do not publicly acknowledge the efforts of their reviewers, which are so essential to the credibility (and quality) of the published work, some appease their reviewers by publishing their names periodically. Several open access publishers, as other respondents have pointed out, publish full details of the review process alongside the published paper.2

Publication metadata

Author(s): Syed AA

Publication type: Letter

Publication status: Published

Journal: British Medical Journal

Year: 2004

Volume: 329

Issue: 7457

Pages: 113-113

ISSN (print): 0959-535X

ISSN (electronic): 1756-1833


DOI: 10.1136/bmj.329.7457.113-c