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“Disparities in ratings of internal and external applicants: A case for model-based inter-rater reliability” by Patrícia Martinková, Dan Goldhaber & Elena Erosheva published in PLoS ONE

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“Disparities in ratings of internal and external applicants: A case for model-based inter-rater reliability”, a paper by Patrícia Martinková, Dan Goldhaber & Elena Erosheva originally presented at the PEERE International Conference on Peer Review 2018, has been published in PLoS ONE on 5 October 2018. Abstract. Ratings are present in many areas of assessment including peer review of research proposals and journal articles, teacher observations, university admissions and selection of…

A new PEERE article by Monica Aniela Zaharie and Marco Seeber published in Scientometrics on 20 September 2018

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Monica Aniela Zaharie (Babeş-Bolyai Universit) and Marco Seeber (Ghent University) have published a new article entitled “Are non-monetary rewards effective in attracting peer reviewers? A natural experiment” in Scientometrics. This article is the result of their collaboration in PEERE. Abstract. Editors of scientific journals meet increasing challenges to find peer reviewers. Rewarding reviewers has been proposed as a solution to incentives peer review, and journals have already started to offer…

“Studying grant decision-making: a linguistic analysis of review reports” by Peter van den Besselaar et al. published in Scientometrics

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“Studying grant decision-making: a linguistic analysis of review reports”, the paper which was granted the best paper award at the PEERE International Conference 2018 by Peter van den Besselaar, Ulf Sandström & Hélène Schiffbaenker has been published in Scientometrics. See here. Abstract. Peer and panel review are the dominant forms of grant decision-making, despite its serious weaknesses as shown by many studies. This paper contributes to the understanding of the…

“Reputation or peer review? The role of outliers” by Grimaldo, Paolucci & Sabater-Mir published in Scientometrics

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“Reputation or peer review? The role of outliers” by Francisco Grimaldo, Mario Paolucci & Jordi Sabater-Mir has been published in Scientometrics. A preliminary version of the article was presented at a PEERE workshop. Here is the article. Abstract.We present an agent-based model of paper publication and consumption that allows to study the effect of two different evaluation mechanisms, peer review and reputation, on the quality of the manuscripts accessed by…

“The peer review game: an agent-based model of scientists facing resource constraints and institutional pressures” by Bianchi et al. published in Scientometrics

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“The peer review game: an agent-based model of scientists facing resource constraints and institutional pressures” by Federico Bianchi, Francisco Grimaldo, Giangiacomo Bravo and Flaminio Squazzoni has been published in Scientometrics. Previous versions of the paper were presented in some PEERE meetings. Here is the paper. Abstract. This paper looks at peer review as a cooperation dilemma through a game-theory framework. We built an agent-based model to estimate how much the…

Fragments of peer review: A quantitative analysis of the literature (1969-2015) by Grimaldo et al. published in PLoS ONE

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“Fragments of peer review: A quantitative analysis of the literature (1969-2015)” by Francisco Grimaldo, Ana Marusic and Flaminio Squazzoni has been published in PLoS ONE. A preliminary version of the article was presented in a PEERE workshop last year. Here is the abstract. This paper examines research on peer review between 1969 and 2015 by looking at records indexed from the Scopus database. Although it is often argued that peer…

“Hidden connections: Network effects on editorial decisions in four computer science journals” by Bravo G. et al. published in the Journal of Informetrics

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“Hidden connections: Network effects on editorial decisions in four computer science journals” by Giangiacomo Bravo (Linnaeus University, Växjö, Sweden), Mike Farjam Linnaeus University, Växjö, Sweden), Francisco Grimaldo Moreno (University of Valencia, Spain), Aliaksandr Birukou (Springer Nature, Germany)and Flaminio Squazzoni (University of Brescia, Italy) has been published in the Journal of Informetrics. Here is the article. Abstract. This paper aims to examine the influence of authors’ reputation on editorial bias in…

“The emergence of a field: a network analysis of research on peer review” by Batagelj, Ferligoj and Squazzoni published in Scientometrics

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“The emergence of a field: a network analysis of research on peer review” by Vladimir Batagelj, Anuška Ferligoj and Flaminio Squazzoni has been recently published in Scientometrics. The article is available open access here. Abstract. This article provides a quantitative analysis of peer review as an emerging field of research by revealing patterns and connections between authors, fields and journals from 1950 to 2016. By collecting all available sources from…

“Artificial intelligence in peer review: How can evolutionary computation support journal editors?” by Mrowinski, Piotr Fronczak, Agata Fronczak, Ausloos and Nedic out in PLoS ONE

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“Artificial intelligence in peer review: How can evolutionary computation support journal editors?” by Maciej J. Mrowinski, Piotr Fronczak, Agata Fronczak, Marcel Ausloos and Olgica Nedic has been recently published in PLoS ONE. The article is available open access here. Abstract. With the volume of manuscripts submitted for publication growing every year, the deficiencies of peer review (e.g. long review times) are becoming more apparent. Editorial strategies, sets of guidelines designed…

“Scientometrics of peer review” by Flaminio Squazzoni, Elise Brezis and Ana Marušić out in Scientometrics

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“Scientometrics of peer review” by Flaminio Squazzoni (University of Brescia), Elise Brezis (Bar-Ilan University) and Ana Marušić (Split University) has been recently published in Scientometrics as preface of the PEERE special issue on peer review. The article is available open access here. Abstract. This article aims to introduce a special issue on “Scientometrics of peer review”, which collects papers originally presented at workshops and conferences organised by the COST ACTION…