Transparency in the Peer Review Process

Getting the manuscript reviewed by experts is an important activity in the publishing cycle. Peer review for independent and bias-free examination of manuscript is crucial in manuscripts journey till publication. This infographic covers important aspects of transparency in peer review. Traditional peer review process has faced a lot of criticism due multiple issues. Over a period of time these issues have been resolved to some extent and various alternative approaches were proposed. Open peer review is changing the traditional approach of the peer review process. This infographic throws light on the transparency of both these approaches with the help of statistical data gathered from researchers. Peer review plays a pivotal role to review your manuscript on the grounds of originality and novelty of the study. Infographic displays opinions and different perspectives of the involved community of researchers, students and authors on various forms of peer review and its evolution in terms of maintaining transparency.

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