Blind review ojs3.0.1.0

i ask about what mean by blind review, and what’s the link of "present a link to ensuring a blind review during upload
and what’s the review option “double-blind, blind, open”

with best wishes

Hi @firas,

  • Double-blind means that reviewer names are hidden from authors, and author names are hidden from reviewers.
  • Single-blind (a.k.a. “blind”) means that author names are hidden from reviewers. [Wrong – it’s Reviewer names that are hidden from Authors, not vice versa. See below. -AS]
  • Open means that reviewer names are visible to authors and author names are visible to reviewers.

Alec Smecher
Public Knowledge Project Team

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Hi @asmecher

I am raising this old issue because one of our editors referred to your answer here.

Regarding single-blind reviews you write that “author names are hidden from reviewers”. But I have understood that it is the other way around. See for example here: pkp-lib/ at ojs-stable-3_1_0 · pkp/pkp-lib · GitHub
ojs/issueEntrySubmissionReviewForm.tpl at ojs-stable-3_1_0 · pkp/ojs · GitHub

Hi @ajnyga,

Sorry, you’re right – my typo (or thinko). Single-blind peer reviews should hide the reviewer names from the author, but the reviewers will see the author’s identities.

I think it was an isolated mistake, but let me know if you see similar confusion elsewhere.

Alec Smecher
Public Knowledge Project Team


Thanks, I figured it was a typo.

A quick clarification regarding the checkbox titled Present a link to “Ensuring a Blind Review” during upload. I notice that this dialog is shown even to authors when submitting a manuscript despite having chosen the “Blind” review option. In this case, I would expect this dialog to be shown only to the reviewer; not the author. It would make sense for this dialog to be shown to authors as well as reviewers only when the “Double-blind” review option is chosen. Could this be accomplished by an easy tweak?

Bump! Anyone able to provide any insight into this?

Can you do a github issue on this? Your suggestion does sound logical. @NateWr what do you think?

I’d be happy to see an issue for this. I’d have to investigate a little bit further, though. During submission, no reviews have been assigned so we don’t know what review type is in play. Also, different sections have different review policies, so that should also impact on what is shown during submission. So yeah, a few things to think about here but definitely worth reviewing whether this should be shown to the submitting author and under what conditions.