Single Blind Peer Review


Academicians do research and publications from time to time. They complete their part as researchers by writing and submitting their research work at publishing platforms. After that, ensuring the reach of the research to the relevant audience is the most important part of the research publication journey which is mainly done by journals.  

There are mainly four types of reviewing processes accepted by journals. Which is:

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  • Single blind peer review
  • Double blind peer review
  • Open peer review
  • Peer review after publication

What is single blind peer review

A single blind peer review is a traditional method of reviewing which is accepted by many publishing platforms. It is a process in which the reviewer knows the details of the authors while the author has no clue about who the reviewer is. 

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Double blind peer review

In this type of reviewing process, both author and reviewer don’t know each other. At present most of the journal conduct double blind peer review because of it 

Open peer review process

This type of peer reviewing system, author and reviewer know who the other side is. This information mainly get revealed during the reviewing or at any stage of reviewing. 

Reviewing after publication 

In this method of reviewing, the journal publishes the research paper or article with some checkings. Later on reviewers were invited for the assessment. Even individuals can comment on the published work.

Now move to the next segment of this article. Here one will be aware of the benefits they get by single blind peer reviewing. They are as follows:

  • Sometimes in a single blind peer review process, reviewers accept new research done by young scholars. They avoid little mistakes and suggest improvement in their research work, encourage them to continue in the research field  and do more fruitful research for the betterment of the research field and society. 
  • Less review time – It is observed that journals that follow a single blind peer review process have less reviewing time compared to other reviewing processes. Which indicates one can have fast  paper reviewing and less time it will get published.
  • In a single blind peer review process, the details of the authors would be shared with the reviewers. In a recent study it is found that the single peer review journals accept 50% of research papers which come to publish. Which is 29% more than the double blind peer review journals.
  • Sharing details with reviewers helps them in determining the level of suggestion they can share with the authors. For example a researcher who has completed his first project won’t be able to understand the terms and other research related things but if he has experienced co-authors then reviewers can share their thoughts without hesitation to improve the quality of the research paper or article.


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