December 11, 2017

Preprint: “Peer Reviewers of Academic Journals: Who is Responsible for our Professional Literature”

Title

“Peer Reviewers of Academic Journals: Who is Responsible for our Professional Literature”

Authors

Mary Francis
Reference Instruction Librarian
Dakota St. University

Source

College & Research Libraries
This article was accepted on May 9. 2012.
It’s scheduled for publication in September 2013.

Abstract

Scholarly journals provide a record of the research, issues, and concerns of a field. Authors have their names associated with their individual articles while editors are connected with a publication. However, there is another group of individuals who are often left out of the record although their contributions are just as critical in the formation of scholarly journals. This article will take a look at this group of peer reviewers providing demographic data as well as understanding for why individuals take on the duty of peer reviewer.

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