A billion-dollar donation: estimating the cost of researchers’ time spent on peer review

« The amount and value of researchers’ peer review work is critical for academia and journal publishing. However, this labor is under-recognized, its magnitude is unknown, and alternative ways of organizing peer review labor are rarely considered.
Using publicly available data, we provide an estimate of researchers’ time and the salary-based contribution to the journal peer review system. (…) »

source > researchintegrityjournal.biomedcentral.com, Balazs Aczel, Barnabas Szaszi, Alex O. Holcombe, 14 novembre 2021, https://doi.org/10.1186/s41073-021-00118-2