Peer Review and Legal Publishing: What Law Librarians Need to Know about Open, Single-Blind, and Double-Blind Reviewing
Law Library Journal, Vol. 101, No. 59, 2009
12 Pages Posted: 7 Feb 2009
Date Written: February 7, 2009
Legal publishing is changing, and more legal periodicals are requiring that submitted papers undergo peer review using one of three systems: open, single-blind, or double-blind. As the use of peer review in these journals increases, and as the call for law reviews to change their method of article selection grows, our patrons will want to know the difference between the various peer review methods and why a journal's editors might select one method over another. Professor McCormack provides an overview of all three methods, and discusses the future of the peer review process in the publication of articles in legal periodicals.
Keywords: peer review, legal publishing, single-blind, double-blind, legal periodicals, legal scholarship, law reviews
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