But what is the future of peer review? Is the peer review process set to continue as it is for the foreseeable future or will the progressions of the Internet increase transparency in the process and move toward open peer reviews? Will there be a move away from journals altogether as the essential method of sharing new science?

To discuss these questions and gain insights into the current Peer Review process that might help in your endeavors to publish your work, I interviewed four academics who perform peer reviews for journals in their fields and with different levels of experience as peer reviewers (PRs). The interviewees are post-doctoral researchers and professors with PR experience ranging from five to multiple papers over 20 years, and they conduct reviews for various journals in the fields of international marketing (Judith), sport management (Stephen), environmental change (Sara), and the social sciences (Geraldine). Pseudonyms have been used for all four interviewees.

 

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