[Journal:] Academy of Management Learning & Education [ISSN:] 1944-9585 [Volume:] 7 [Issue:] 1 [Publisher:] Academy of Management [Place:] Briarcliff Manor, NY [Year:] 2008 [Pages:] 124-129
Academy of Management, Briarcliff Manor, NY
In this dialogue, the author depicts the journal peer review process as a high-stakes game involving three parties: editor, reviewer, and author. In light of a non-infrequent transposition of what should have been a constructive professional development process into a self-promotional social process, critiques of peer review have abounded, such as the "as-is" process recently recommended by Eric Tsang and Bruno Frey in this journal. While the "as-is" process highlights and potentially remedies some of the abuses of the system, there may be less radical options through professional education and development to preserve the critical developmental function of peer review.
Peer review Professional autonomy Professional publication Academic freedom Peer control Professional development