B – Analysis on peer review research

Grimaldo F, Marušić A, Squazzoni F. Fragments of peer review: A quantitative analysis of the literature (1969-2015). PLOS ONE 2018 Feb 21
(doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0193148)

This paper examines research on peer review between 1969 and 2015 by looking at records indexed from the Scopus database. The most prolific and influential scholars, the most cited publications and the most important journals in the field were identified. The number of publications doubled from 2005, with more tradition in the US but with important research groups also in Europe. There is a lack of large-scale, cross-disciplinary collaboration.