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Revealing Peer Reviewer Identities Could Introduce Bias: Study
An analysis finds that reviewers are more likely to choose to be de-anonymized when their reviews are positive, suggesting instituting a fully open process might discourage negative feedback.
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Revealing Peer Reviewer Identities Could Introduce Bias: Study
Revealing Peer Reviewer Identities Could Introduce Bias: Study

An analysis finds that reviewers are more likely to choose to be de-anonymized when their reviews are positive, suggesting instituting a fully open process might discourage negative feedback.

An analysis finds that reviewers are more likely to choose to be de-anonymized when their reviews are positive, suggesting instituting a fully open process might discourage negative feedback.

ABOVE: ISTOCK.COM, LAZY_BEAR

Identity

Twitter, identity fraud, BethAnn McLaughlin, indigenous, scientist, fabrication, MeTooSTEM, sexual harassment
MeTooSTEM Leader Admits to Faking Twitter Account
Amanda Heidt | Aug 4, 2020
BethAnn McLaughlin will step away from the organization after confirming allegations that she posed as @Sciencing_Bi, a fabricated queer indigenous researcher and victim of sexual harassment.
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Did On-Site Rapid DNA Testing Identify al-Baghdadi’s Remains?
Emma Yasinski | Oct 31, 2019
Over the past few years, several companies have developed rapid DNA tests that can be used in the field to identify remains in 90 minutes—but President Trump suggested the confirmation only took 15.
Are the Brains of Transgender People Different from Those of Cisgender People?
Shawna Williams | Mar 1, 2018
Research into the biological basis of gender identity is in its infancy, but clues are beginning to emerge.
Infographic: Searching for the Neural Basis of Gender
Shawna Williams | Feb 28, 2018
Brain studies have yielded a mixed picture of the neural similarities and differences between people of different genders.
Fingerprints Yield Sex Info
Karen Zusi | Nov 5, 2015
The amino acids left behind in a human fingerprint can be used to determine whether an individual is male or female.
Internalizing the Internet
Beth Marie Mole | Jan 23, 2013
Online social networks alter how users see themselves and their world.