The European Association of Science Editors (EASE) is an international community of individuals and associations from diverse backgrounds, linguistic traditions and professional experience in science communication and editing.
Some really interesting talks and posters. Things that caught my eye:
1: abuse of reviewer confidentiality assumptions – Discussing articles with colleagues, Changing own research because of reading submission, etc.
2: authors admitting to suggesting fake reviewers!
3: research showing that using cascading and portable review reduces time to…[Read more]
I can’t help thinking that asking lots of people clutters their email and increases the likelihood of refusals. However, I appreciate that only asking 2 at a time (assuming you need 2 reports) can lead to long delays as people say “no” and you have to move onto the next person.
On balance I would only condone asking, say, 1.5x the number of…[Read more]
The EASE discussion list had a great conversation about inviting lots of (=too many) reviewers because so few actually respond/agree to review. But this creates a lot of invitations and so a lot of people saying “no” more often because they feel bombarded with invitations. What do you think? What does your journal do?