B – Peer review

Bornmann L, Haunschild R. The interest of the scientific community in expert opinions from journal peer review procedure. Scientometrics 2015;102(3):2187-2188

The peer review in journals is generally regarded as a closed procedure, where the report can only be seen by the editor and the authors of the paper assessed, and the peer reviewer does not receive any credits for this input. A number of journals have changed over to publishing the expert opinions on manuscripts under the name of the expert. The authors of this article have used the F1000Prime data set to investigate the reception of expert opinions in the scientific community with the help of data from the Mendeley reference manager. As results, a total of only 11 users have saved an expert opinion in their reference manager.