All articles that are published in the Research and Theory section, the Projects and Development and the Policy section of the International Journal of Integrated Care are peer reviewed by at least two reviewers.
Until now, the peer review procedure was blind and authors never knew the names of their peer reviewers.
However, the IJIC editorial board thinks it will be more democratic to have the reviewers give their comments out in the open. It is also an acknowledgement to the work of the reviewer to have his or her name credited.
From June 2005 all peer-reviewed articles published in IJIC will have the names of the reviewers included in a separate paragraph at the end of the article.
IJIC was inspired to implement this change by an article published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ): Should reviewers of papers have their names published?/ by Ioannis Dimoliatis. BMJ 2004;328:1267 (22 May).
Please do not hesitate to give your opinion by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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