TITLE

WHAT WE OWE THE AUTHOR: RETHINKING EDITORIAL PEER REVIEW

AUTHOR(S)
Crigger, N.J.
PUB. DATE
September 1998
SOURCE
Nursing Ethics;Sep98, Vol. 5 Issue 5, p451
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Editorial peer reviewers play an important role in shaping the direction of knowledge growth of their discipline. Recent concern over reports of peer review misconduct has led some to advocate the establishment of a code of ethics for peer reviewers. Such a code should include guidelines for the discipline and for society at large, but it should also contain guidelines for the authors whose manuscripts are reviewed. Peer reviewers have a special obligation to show beneficence and fairness or impartiality towards the authors for whom they review. The practical application of these two ethical concepts is discussed.
ACCESSION #
4093553

 

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