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...Expand abstract
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- Citation: Aarssen, L. W. et al. (2009). 'Does publication in top-tier journals affect reviewer behavior?', PLoS ONE 4(7), e6283. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0006283. © 2009 Aarssen et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Does publication in top-tier journals affect reviewer behavior?
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