Comment When did peer review become anonymous?

A.D. Madden (JFS Learning Resources Centre, 175 Camden Road, London NW1 9HD)

Aslib Proceedings

ISSN: 0001-253X

Publication date: 1 October 2000

Abstract

Anonymous peer review is an important part of the process by which academic information is evaluated. Some of the problems associated with the process are discussed below. Although the history of peer review is well documented, there appears to be no record of when it became anonymous. Since most criticisms associated with the practice result from the anonymity of referees, this is significant. A number of well‐known and long‐established journals were approached in an attempt to determine when they adopted the process but none of the correspondents at the journals knew.

Keywords

Citation

Madden, A.D. (2000), "Comment When did peer review become anonymous?", Aslib Proceedings, Vol. 52 No. 8, pp. 273-276. https://doi.org/10.1108/EUM0000000007021

Download as .RIS

Publisher

:

MCB UP Ltd

Copyright © 2000, MCB UP Limited

To read the full version of this content please select one of the options below

You may be able to access this content by logging in via Shibboleth, Open Athens or with your Emerald account.
To rent this content from Deepdyve, please click the button.
If you think you should have access to this content, click the button to contact our support team.