Blinding reviewers to authors' identity does not improve quality

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: (Published 27 September 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:763
  1. Sandra Goldbeck-Wood

    The peer review process is viewed as the arbiter of quality in published research, yet is itself based on little evidence. In Prague last week an international congress on biomedical peer review and global communications debated the value and purpose of peer review.

    Reviewers of research manuscripts do not produce better reports if they are blinded to the authors' identity and institution, according to research presented by investigators from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the BMJ …

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