Time to rethink academic publishing: the peer reviewer crisis

mBio. 2023 Nov 17:e0109123. doi: 10.1128/mbio.01091-23. Online ahead of print.


There is concern that the time taken to publish academic papers in microbiological science has significantly increased in recent years. While the data do not specifically support this, evidence suggests that editors are having to invite more and more reviewers to identify those willing to perform peer review.

Keywords: artificial intelligence; early career researcher; peer review; peer review crisis; reviewer rewards.

Publication types

  • Editorial