Mastery 10: Code revision

Code revision also know as Peer review is todays topic.

First of all, what is it?

The peer review system exits to validate academic work, helps to improve the quality of published research, and increases networking possibilities within research communities. Despite criticisms, peer review is till the only widely accepted method for research validation and has continued successfully with relatively minor changes for some 350 years.

Second, Types of peer review!

Peer review comes in different reviews: you must therefore check which variant is employed by the journal on which you are working so you’re aware of the respective rules because each system has its advantages and disadvantages. There exist many different reviews so today we are only going to discuss two, single blind review and double blind review:

Single blind review:

In this type of review, the names of the reviewers are hidden from the author. This is the traditional method of reviewing and is the most common type by far. Point to consider regarding single blind review include:

  • Reviewer anonymity allows for impartial decisions – rhe rewires should not be influenced by authors
  • Authors may be concerned that reviewers in their field could delay publication, giving the reviewers a change to publish first.
  • Reviewers may use their anonymity as justification for being unnecessarily critical or harsh when commenting on the authors work

Double blind review

Both the reviewers and the author are anonymous in this model. Some advantages of this model are listed below:

  • Author anonymity limits reviewers bias, for example based on an author’s gender, country of origin, academic status or previous publication history
  • Articles written by prestigious or renowned authors are considered on the basis of the content of their papers, rather than their reputation




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