Becoming a reviewing doormat

FemaleScienceProfessor: Extreme Reviewing

In the post linked above, Female Science Professor writes about the affliction of peer-review addiction, also termed extreme reviewing, “not because my reviews are extremely negative/positive or extremely long/short, but because I am currently reviewing what I would typically consider (for me) to be an extreme number of manuscripts (8), in addition to a few dozen proposals. Another way to describe this syndrome is that I have become a reviewing doormat, unable to just say no to editor requests to review.” Female Science Professor discusses several possible reasons for this behaviour in her post. There is also some discussion in the comments about reasonable reviewing loads: whether for manuscripts submitted to journals, or for grants.


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