The Scholarly Kitchen's Tim Vines notes that "the opinions of highly respected senior scientists tend to get a lot of attention, and a number have lamented the state of peer review." Because of this, he asks: "What if the reviewer experience for high-profile researchers is the exception and not the rule?"

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