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To Name or Not to Name: The Effect of Changing Author Gender on Peer Review

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The peer review model is one of the most important tools used in science to assess the relative merit of research. We manipulated a published article to reflect one of the following four author designations: female, male, initial, and no name provided. This article was then reviewed by referees of both genders at various stages of scientific training. Name changing did not influence acceptance rates or quality ratings. Undergraduate referees were less critical than graduate students or postdo...

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10.1525/bio.2009.59.11.10

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Borsuk, RM More by this author
Aarssen, LW More by this author
Budden, AE More by this author
Koricheva, J More by this author
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Journal:
BIOSCIENCE
Volume:
59
Issue:
11
Pages:
985-989
Publication date:
2009-12-05
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EISSN:
1525-3244
ISSN:
0006-3568
URN:
uuid:e6254ab9-d498-4b3e-994f-8efdce32760b
Source identifiers:
47794
Local pid:
pubs:47794
Language:
English
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