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Why do universities/research agencies allow their employees to do free peer reviewing which financially benefits a third party? [duplicate]

Following up with this question Has there ever been a strike of peer reviewers? and this Why don't researchers request payment for refereeing? I understand that peer reviewing probably started ...
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Why do academics perform review for free? [duplicate]

Most of the work involved in producing a journal is done by people paid at rates higher than most academics, but the those with the rarest skills, those able to review specific scientific articles, ...
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why do academics write peer reviews?

I do not understand what good it does them. A professor said it gives opportunity to read papers he would not read on his own. I am sure there is more to it but I do not see what they gain by ...
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How much time should I spend on reviewing a paper?

I never tried to avoid becoming a sub-reviewer, and still, this question made me wonder. How much time should I, as a PhD student, spend on a review of a paper that my advisor gave me to do? Does the ...
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Are there any journals that pay reviewers?

Being a young researcher myself I received a comment from my colleague that some of the journals are paying reviewers for the reviewing process. When I gave it a thought, it started to make more ...
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Do peer reviewers receive any salary? [duplicate]

Do academic peer reviewers receive any salary? If yes, what is the annual average?
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Acceptance to online publication – Why is everybody I know faster than average?

I recently attended an editiorial panel at a conference where editors of several journals in my field advertised their journals and to this purpose listed, amongst others, the time difference between ...
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Why did journal subscription prices increase by 25% between 2013 and 2017? (vs. 5% for US inflation)

I read on https://journals.ebsco.com/products-services/explore-content : Why did journal subscription prices increase by 25% between 2013 and 2017? That's much more than the US inflation (~5.1% ...
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Is reviewing papers mandatory?

I am baffled by this question. Elsevier boycott aside, is one supposed to review a paper every time he/she is asked? And somebody will be upset if he/she declines the request to review? Or is this ...
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Why is peer-review for journals free of charge but not for other academic documents?

Peer-review is an important part of decision-making in academia. Journal reviewers do not get paid. BUT funding agencies pay for the same peer-review (of research proposals). OR universities pay the ...
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How can one find journals paying authors or reviewers?

How can one find journals paying authors or reviewers? I've read about some old examples (probably about a relatively small university I can't recall) but I'm wondering if is there a directory or ...
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Should reviewers and authors be paid for their work? [closed]

A researcher in certain field spend months on research and then start writing the research work and aim to send this work to reputed journal(of course paid or probably through open access), then the ...