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The Peer Review Study

A large-scale investigation into the practice of scientific peer reviewing in social sciences across the world


The scope of the project

The Peer Review Study is the first large-scale investigation about peer reviewing in social sciences worldwide.

Who reviews what, when, and how? Who is (not) invited to review?

What are the practices of peer reviewing? And to what extent do scholars engage in questionable peer reviewing practices (QPRPs)? 



The Project unfolds, firstly, as a large-scale survey distributed to more than 150,000 scholars worldwide (data collection started in November 2023). Data from journal editors, an computational approaches to leverage information available online, for instance in existing repositories of research profiles, are also explored.

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