Re: Paying Referees?

From: Barry Mahon <>
Date: Mon, 26 Apr 2004 00:25:55 +0100

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There is an article from The Scientist which reports on an offer from
a journal to guarantee a two week turnaround for review of submitted
papers if the submittor sends $125 with the paper.

An extract:

> The key to the offer's success is that both peer reviewers receive
> $50 if they meet the 2-week deadline. The other $25 goes to
> pay for extra overnight shipping charges. After the $50, very rarely
> did someone not get their review in on time

Just goes to show that even reviewers can be "bought" - in the nicest
possible way!! Is this a new economic model??

Barry Mahon, Executive Director, ICSTI, the International Council for
Scientific and Technical Information.
Received on Mon Apr 26 2004 - 00:25:55 BST

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