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  

Nancy McCormack

Queen's University - Faculty of Law

Date Written: February 7, 2009

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

McCormack, Nancy, Peer Review and Legal Publishing: What Law Librarians Need to Know about Open, Single-Blind, and Double-Blind Reviewing (February 7, 2009). Law Library Journal, Vol. 101, No. 59, 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1339227

Nancy McCormack (Contact Author)

Queen's University - Faculty of Law ( email )

Macdonald Hall
Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6 K7L3N6
Canada
613-533-2465 (Phone)
613-533-2594 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://law.queensu.ca/facultyAndStaff/facultyDirectory/mccormack.html

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