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Disc: Re: Blind Peer Review

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  1. lawrence jc baron, Disc: New: Blind Peer Review
  2. FIDELHOLTZ DOOCHIN JAMES LAWRENCE, Re: 15.242, Disc: Re: Blind Peer Review

Message 1: Disc: New: Blind Peer Review

Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2004 16:59:44 +0100
From: lawrence jc baron <ljcbphiloyahoo.co.uk>
Subject: Disc: New: Blind Peer Review


>From Lawrence in Madrid..

I wish to add a little something on the subject of reviewers under
what Martin calls >>>Any other ideas?>>>

But first two points. I work with authors who publish in medical
journals and reviewers don't take 6 -12 months to do their work. Maybe
medicine is a faster paced business. The other thing is that I am told
that reviewers are not paid to do this; it is all done out of academic
altruism. Is that generally the case?

Any other ideas?

Why isn't there a really international standard of English style for
scientific papers? The issue is not whether English should or should
not be the standard language. The issue is why some journals, for
example US based but not exclusively, insist on American spelling and
terminology, while other journals will accept any style, British or
American. Spelling is a simple issue, but does one have to cull all
forms of the perfect tense from a paper? And what about direct or
indirect speech? Why do some journals accept authors to write, I or
We, but not others?


Thanks,

Lawrence
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Message 2: Re: 15.242, Disc: Re: Blind Peer Review

Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2004 10:52:37 -0600
From: FIDELHOLTZ DOOCHIN JAMES LAWRENCE <jfidelsiu.buap.mx>
Subject: Re: 15.242, Disc: Re: Blind Peer Review


Hi, All, 

One point that no one so far has mentioned, and, as someone else said,
of which I have also been a participant at times from both sides, is
that part of the delay in publishing is often due to the author(s),
who do not make the suggested corrections in timely fashion. So the
difference between submission and publishing dates is not always and
only due to the editor(s).

Jim 

James L. Fidelholtz
Posgrado en Ciencias del Lenguaje
Benem�rita Universidad Aut�noma de Puebla M�XICO 
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