Ideas tagged with peer review

Is the rise of hedging language in scientific papers correlated in time with the rise in peer review?

In a talk at FORCE2016 (, Steven Pinker discussed bad writing in science, and mentioned how it had changed over time. One of his statements was that scientists hedge (for example, using hedge words such as "generally" rather than making stronger points...

By Daniel S. Katz

Linking authorship and reviewing activity in science publishing

Everybody wants to publish, but peers for review are increasingly hard to find. Online systems that help journal editors handle submissions indicate how many invitations for review a person accepted or declined. Linking this information automatically to the names of the first and last author of ...

By Marcus Clauss