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Does publication in top-tier journals affect reviewer behavior?

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We show that when ecologists act as reviewers their reported rejection rates recommended for manuscripts increases with their publication frequency in high impact factor journals. Rejection rate however does not relate to reviewer age. These results indicate that the likelihood of getting a paper accepted for publication may depend upon factors in addition to scientific merit. Multiple reviewer selection for a given manuscript therefore should consider not only appropriate expertise, but also...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1371/journal.pone.0006283

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Institution:
Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Department:
Department of Biology
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York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Department:
Department of Biology
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Institution:
National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS), Santa Barbara, California, USA
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Royal Holloway University of London
Department:
School of Biological Sciences
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Mathematical,Physical & Life Sciences Division - Plant Sciences
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Public Library of Science Publisher's website
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PLoS ONE Journal website
Volume:
4
Issue:
7
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Article: e6283
Publication date:
2009-07-05
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1932-6203
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uuid:34dc83e9-c058-488a-b59b-06b999b074ed
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ora:3449
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English
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