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Roberts, J., Overstreet, K., Hendrick, R., & Mahar, J. (2020). Peer Review in Scholarly Journal Publishing. In R. Iphofen (Ed.), Handbook of Research Ethics and Scientific Integrity. Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-76040-7_5-1


To achieve the desired outcome of quality and rigor, the process and management of peer review must be conducted ethically, requiring each stakeholder to perform their actions according to established best practices. This chapter discusses the importance of peer review in scientific and academic journal publishing, and examines the ethical issues inherent in key areas of the process. It also offers a discourse on the implications of unethical practice for both the reputation of peer review processes themselves and the inviolability of the corpus of literature they serve to guard. The chapter begins by briefly introducing readers to the purpose of peer review, outlining its different stages, identifying the key groups involved in the