Open, single-blind, double-blind: which peer review process do you prefer?

BMC Pharmacol Toxicol. 2014 Sep 30;15:55. doi: 10.1186/2050-6511-15-55.


BMC Pharmacology and Toxicology was created from the merger of two journals within the BMC series published by BioMed Central: BMC Pharmacology and BMC Clinical Pharmacology. BMC Pharmacology operated anonymous peer review whereas BMC Clinical Pharmacology operated a fully open peer review policy where the identity of the reviewers was known to the editors, authors and readers. The merged journal also adopted a fully open peer review policy. Two years on we discuss the views and experiences of our Editorial Board Members towards open peer review on this biomedical journal.

Publication types

  • Editorial

MeSH terms

  • Double-Blind Method
  • Peer Review, Research*
  • Single-Blind Method