- Timothy Beebe, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
- Phil Edwards, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
- Chiu-Hsieh (Paul) Hsu, University of Arizona
- Vivian Welch, University of Ottawa
- Irene Pala, BioMed Central
Academics are still divided on their views on the fairness and transparency of biomedical journal peer review, but the majority highlights double-blind peer review and the establishment of effective appeal systems as key points for improvement.
BMC Medical Research Methodology 2013, 13:148
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