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Peer choice - does reviewer self-selection work?

Hartley, James; Cowan, John; Rushby, Nick


James Hartley

John Cowan

Nick Rushby


The British Journal of Educational Technology (BJET) uses a novel system for obtaining referees by e-mailing the abstracts of submissions to a panel of over 250 referees and allowing these individuals to choose which papers they would like to review. An analysis of 13 experienced referees showed that, of 473 reviews assessed, these referees were slightly more lenient than the editor and that electronic records provide useful data that can be mined in interesting ways.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Nov 11, 2015
Online Publication Date Jan 8, 2016
Publication Date 2016-01
Deposit Date Jan 18, 2016
Journal Learned Publishing
Print ISSN 0953-1513
Electronic ISSN 1741-4857
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 29
Issue 1
Pages 27-29
Keywords Academic peer-review; journal submissions; reviewer self-selection;
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