Thursday, July 19, 2012

Why Isn't There Anonymous Post-Publication Peer Review

If pre-publication review is anonymous, and it almost always is why isnt there anonymous post-publication peer review? If there is a benefit to anonymous review, then isn't it odd that the Faculty of 1000 and most journals commenting/letter to editor mechanisms require the submitter to provide a real name and appointment. Would post-publication review of articles suck less if it were anonymous?