B – Ethics of journal peer review

Lipworth W, Kerridge I. Shifting power relations and the ethics of journal peer review. Social Epistemology 2011;25(1):97-121
(doi: 10.1080/02691728.2010.534567)

This qualitative study aimed at generating an understanding of the manuscript review process. Results showed that relations of power and epistemic authority in manuscript review are complex and dynamic. A shifting “net” of power relations is then suggested, also by encouraging reviewers to participate in the review process in the most ethical and effective manner.