Note to Self: How I Can Be a Better Reviewer?

11 Pages Posted: 8 Jun 2014

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Reddi Kotha

Singapore Management University - Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Management Department

Date Written: May 24, 2014

Abstract

In this article I review some of the common errors I have made as a reviewer and suggest ways to avoid them.

The progress of science depends on reviewers as much as it depends upon researchers developing new science. Reviewers provide impartial, anonymous, and expert advice to researchers, and they screen which research gets published in scientific journals. When the review process works well, it acts as an effective filter and enables dissemination of high-quality and rigorous scientific work. As so much of scientific progress depends upon review, it is surprising that reviewers learn this science by doing. Of course, there are articles that suggest general norms of behavior for reviewers.

Keywords: reviewer, errors

Suggested Citation

Kotha, Reddi, Note to Self: How I Can Be a Better Reviewer? (May 24, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2447161 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2447161

Reddi Kotha (Contact Author)

Singapore Management University - Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Management Department ( email )

469 Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 912409
Singapore

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