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The Effectiveness of the Peer Review Process: Inter-Referee Agreement and Predictive Validity of Manuscript Refereeing at Angewandte Chemie

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  • Lutz Bornmann Dr.,

    1. ETH Zurich, Professorship for Social Psychology and Research on Higher Education, Zähringerstr. 24, 8092 Zurich (Switzerland), Fax: (+41) 44-632-12-83
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  • Hans-Dieter Daniel Prof. Dr.

    1. ETH Zurich, Professorship for Social Psychology and Research on Higher Education, Zähringerstr. 24, 8092 Zurich (Switzerland), Fax: (+41) 44-632-12-83
    2. University of Zurich, Director of the Evaluation Office, Mühlegasse 21, 8001 Zurich (Switzerland), Fax: (+41) 44-634-43-79
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Abstract

Refereeing the referees: The peer review process of Angewandte Chemie has been examined according to the criteria of reliability (agreement between referees) and predictive validity (correlation between publication decision and citation frequency of the reviewed work). Despite the dramatic increase in submitted manuscripts and significant decline in acceptance rate, the results show the unwavering quality of the peer review at Angewandte Chemie.

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