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Cascading peer review for open-access publishing

Issue: 39(4) November 2013. Essays Pages 90 – 91

Edward F. Barroga
Department of International Medical Communications, Tokyo Medical University, 6-7-1 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0023, Japan; [email protected]


Over the years, there has been a strategic transition from subscription-based to open-access publishing. This transition has driven some changes in peer review, including cascading peer review. The latter apparently avoids rejections. This article analyses cascading peer review for open-access publishing and focuses on its potential impact on authors, reviewers, editors, publishers, and learned societies.


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