“Don’t cite that paper!” When reviewers hide behind anonymity

All academics are well aware of the blessing and the curse of receiving comments from reviewers after weeks (or months?) of wait. Finally, you can take a break from persistently pressing that refresh button and start working on something more constructive like improving your paper, right? Uhm, well, maybe not right away. First, you should probably curse in three languages because of Reviewer 1’s misunderstanding of your research protocol, then allow yourself to cry I bit for the endless additional analyses requested by Reviewer 4, and just before starting to be more productive, grab that package of chocolate chip cookies… [Read More]