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On the evaluation of work (typically, a publication or grant proposal) by the author's peers. This includes: refereeing, which is often used to determine an academic paper's suitability for publication in a journal or conference; peer evaluation of teaching skills; peer review of research grant proposals; and post-publication review of a book or article, as is common in the field of mathematics.

As a reviewer I have no problem with all the responses in one document. In practice I will quickly scroll down to my comments, but I may glance at responses on comments I find interesting.
answered Jun 28 '16 by Maarten Buis
Yes, it is fair to raise concerns when you don't understand a paper. It is the authors' job to explain in enough detail what they did. Especially if the method used is uncommon, then it needs to be ju …
answered May 26 '17 by Maarten Buis
It is the editor who decides not the reviewers, so peer review does not filter articles on its own. However, the reviewers do advise the editor on whether or not to accept the article. So peer review …
answered Jun 20 '17 by Maarten Buis
I have been on the receiving end of such an extremely helpful review, and I am grateful for that. Since (s)he is anonymous all I could do was thank the anonymous reviewer at the usual "thank you footn …
answered Nov 3 '16 by Maarten Buis
It means what it says: there are too many figures and tables In the main text those are difficult to follow It appears that they are not there for the reader. So reduce the number of graphs and t …
answered Apr 28 '18 by Maarten Buis
It is pretty normal for a reviewer not to get the gist of your article and then the article gets rejected. I find that the best way to deal with that is to remember that the reviewers are reading the …
answered Feb 21 '17 by Maarten Buis
Short answer: no Longer answer: The purpose of the article is to communicate something. If poor grammar and style gets in the way of that goal, then that is something that needs to be addressed befor …
answered Jul 13 '17 by Maarten Buis
The more you write the more people need to read before they get to the stuff they need to know, so I would keep the formalities short. I typically start my response letter with a general thanks to all …
answered Sep 7 '15 by Maarten Buis
I understand how you feel, but what you propose in solution 2 does not sound productive. I try to see (after the initial phase of being dissapointed and annoyed) the reviewer as a potential reader of …
answered Aug 19 '18 by Maarten Buis
Neither, you should just write an answer (not change the article) in which you mention for each paper why you did not cite it. Keep it objective, calm, and short. If the reviewer is unprofessional the …
answered Dec 8 '16 by Maarten Buis
A festschrift is there to celebrate the person in an academic way, so they are typically treated as such.
answered Aug 20 '18 by Maarten Buis
They don't. Reviewing papers is volunteer work, which has to be done besides the regular job. So no more than half a day is spent on reading the paper and writing the review. That is enough to filter …
answered Apr 4 '17 by Maarten Buis
I would, and have, chosen option 3. However, I phrase it differently. Make your point using neutral terms, so the focus is on your argument rather than your evaluation. That is useful to the editor, r …
answered Mar 3 '18 by Maarten Buis
Strategically, you might consider that you'll probably have much more impact if you become the editor of a journal. That way you'll be involved in setting editorial policy, and more importantly, enfor …
answered Sep 15 '15 by Maarten Buis
11 reviewers seems excessive to me too, but that is the situation you are in now so you need to find a way to deal with it. My starting point would be that it is the editor that makes the final decisi …
answered Nov 24 '16 by Maarten Buis

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