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The peer-review system: time for re-assessment?
Quinn, G.; Fee, E.; Larsen, P.S.; Shumway, S.E.; Gili, J.-M.; Kiorboe, T.; Hagerman, L.; Beninger, P.; Tessier, A.; Duarte, C.M.; Raven, J.; Middelburg, J.J.; Lesser, M.; Grémare, A.; Cole, J.; Larsen, O.N.; Beukema, J.J.; Reise, K.; Canfield, D.; Kinne, O. (2000). The peer-review system: time for re-assessment? Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 192: 305-313
In: Marine Ecology Progress Series. Inter-Research: Oldendorf/Luhe. ISSN 0171-8630; e-ISSN 1616-1599, more
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  • Quinn, G.
  • Fee, E.
  • Larsen, P.S.
  • Shumway, S.E.
  • Gili, J.-M.
  • Kiorboe, T.
  • Hagerman, L., more
  • Beninger, P.
  • Tessier, A.
  • Duarte, C.M., more
  • Raven, J.
  • Middelburg, J.J., more
  • Lesser, M.
  • Grémare, A., more
  • Cole, J.
  • Larsen, O.N.
  • Beukema, J.J., more
  • Reise, K., more
  • Canfield, D.
  • Kinne, O., more

    Referees are the backbone of quality control. They need more recognition for their work. In an open exchange of opinions among a number of leading editors and experienced reviewers one suggestion has wide support: it should no longer be 'free' to submit a manuscript to a scientific journal. While cash payment for reviews is not considered a good idea, a 'payback in kind' system is favored: i.e., if you want to submit papers to a journal you must be willing to review for that journal.

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