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Peer review: the case for neutral language

Article by Christine E. Parsons and Rebekah B. Baglini published in Trends in Cognitive Sciences.

2021.06.03 | Julie Kampe Ziska


Peer review is an integral part of scientific life, determining success in publishing, grant applications, and professional appointments. We argue for the importance of neutral language in peer review and provide examples of nonneutral linguistic and stylistic devices that emphasize a reviewer’s personal response to the manuscript rather than their objective assessment.


Parsons, C. E. & Baglini, R. B. (2021): Peer review: the case for neutral language, Trends in Cognitive Sciences.