December 6, 1996
Rethinking the Role of Peer Reviewers
To the Editor:
J. Scott Armstrong's article should be mandatory reading for peer reviewers ("We Need to Rethink the Editorial Role of Peer Reviewers," Opinion, October 25). Yet it omitted a few points, possibly merely discipline-specific glosses, that I think need to be made.
First, the results-blind reviewing suggested by Professor Armstrong is likely to be most successful in those fields where results