Quantifying the volunteer effort of scientific peer reviewing

Mary Golden, David M. Schultz

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    The article presents the results of a two-year survey of reviewers at Monthly Weather Review and calculates the contribution of reviews by individual reviewers and collectively to the system as a whole. Reviewers were asked how long they had been performing reviews for Monthly Weather Review. Some reviewers indicated that they had been reviewing for other journals longer than they had been for Monthly Weather Review. Most reviewers averaged one or fewer submissions to Monthly Weather Review each year. The number of hours that a reviewer spent on a review displays quite a range. Given the number of reviews performed by each reviewer and the time required to perform a review, the number of hours each respondent spent each year performing reviews can be calculated for the 290 respondents who answered both questions.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)337-345
    Number of pages8
    JournalBulletin of the American Meteorological Society
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2012


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