B – Anonimity in scientific publishing

Roediger HL. Anonimity in scientific publishing. Observer 2018;31(4)

Is there room for anonymous manuscript submissions and reviews in the era of transparency in science? In this article, the Past President of the Association for Psychological Science (APS) provides some insights in publication practices. Anonymous submission helps researchers who are starting out giving them a shot at a fairer process, but there are counterarguments. And signing reviews represents a danger to young scholars who might be advising rejection of a paper of a someone senior who might later be editor or be asked to write a reference letter for the reviewer.