Disgustingly sexist peer-review

A truly disgusting example of sexist peer-review has been bravely uncovered by Fiona Ingleby and Megan Head. For details go here:

http://news.sciencemag.org/scientific-community/2015/04/sexist-peer-review-elicits-furious-twitter-response

Or follow Fiona’s twitter feed here: https://twitter.com/FionaIngleby

I wonder if the reviewer will have the courage of their convictions to come forward and name themselves? And the question we all have to ask ourselves is this: is that reviewer in my department, in the office down the corridor? We still have a long way to go people.

Double-blind reviewing is not “perfect”, but this sickening case only strengthens the argument for it.

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