The Blinded Reviewer

A handful of scientific journals are considering implementing double-blind manuscript review, Nature reports.

While authors rarely know who reviewed their paper, the reviewers typically do know who wrote the article, leading some to wonder if reviewers may be influenced by the names on the paper and not just the quality of the work.

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