Banks, Michael. 2008 Peer review gets the thumbs up. Physics World 21(3)8.
Review of a new survey of 3000 academics around the world in the sciences and arts commissioned by the Public Research Consortium. 93% of the respondents agreed peer review is necessary. Other questions involved 'single-blind' and 'double-blind' reviewing and whether reviewers should be paid. Mark Ware, the independent consultant who carried out the survey says "We hope editors will at least look into the possibility of double-blind peer reviewi, as bias is certainly present when knowing the author's identity in single-blind review".
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