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Why not mask authors too?

Posted by plosmedicine on 31 Mar 2009 at 00:05 GMT

Author: Jean-Etienne Fabre
Position: Research director (CNRS)
Institution: IGBMC
Submitted Date: February 05, 2007
Published Date: February 6, 2007
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I have just a very short question as a suggestion.

I understand very well that reviewers prefer to be kept anonymous. Why not also mask authors when the editors send out the paper for reviewing?

Could this procedure help to ensure that the reviewing focuses only on the scientific content? I wonder.

No competing interests declared.