Topic 3: Reviewing

The reviewing of articles that have been submitted for publication is also associated with conflicts of interest. Why should one recommend an article to be published when one is him/herself competing for free “slots”? Should one not also specify whether one knows the article in question already and/or the author/s? Should it make a difference whether the target journal is an A, B or C journal? These are questions that some journals do not answer in their own guidelines to reviewers.

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