Baethge C, Franklin J, Mertens S. Substantial agreement of referee recommendations at a general medical journal – A peer review evaluation at Deutsches Ärzteblatt International. PLoS ONE 2013;8(5): e61401
This study analyzed the peer review process at Deutsches Ärzteblatt International journal focusing on the following questions: What is the distribution of reviewer recommendations? To what degree did the editors follow reviewer recommendations? What is the agreement among reviewers in evaluating manuscripts? Are reviewer recommendations associated with the number of future citations?