What is Peer review?
Peer review is a process by which publishers measure the standards of submitted manuscripts by their predetermined criteria in each field. Many journals today, despite the amount of time, money, and energy spent on the process, prefer to take responsibility for their publications by knowledge acquisition from experts and reviewers in that scope.
Also, to avoid any bias errors (such as gender, country, reputation) in the peer review process, reviewers are not aware of the authors’ names.
Research Hub LLC always tries to create a degree of coherence of content and its results in an honest atmosphere for the reader with a fair but accurate review. Certainly readers of journals that follow this process will have more confidence in the quality and scientific integrity of the articles.
Single-blind vs Double-blind Peer Review
The review process can be Single-blind (authors’identities known to reviewers) or Double-blind (authors and reviewers’ identities are unknown). Naturally, Single-blind leads to a greater probability of bias errors. And in Double-blind review, the authors are confident that the quality of their manuscripts only will be considered.
Adopted with Okike et al. (2015), between June 2014 and August 2015 in the University of Washington institutional review board, reviewers were more likely to recommend acceptance when the prestigious authors’ names and institutions were visible (single-blind review) than when they were redacted (double-blind review).
To increase the focus of our reviewers at Research Hub LLC, the peer review process will be double-blind, and all our reviewer’s comments are just to improve the quality of manuscripts and bring it closer to a global standard.