Kodi Arfer


If you're thinking of asking me to review a manuscript for a journal, I'm likely to accept, but you might want to know the following.

  1. I lean heavily in favor of acceptance: I'm likely to request revisions, but unlikely to say a manuscript should be totally rejected. (Papers are often rejected for being unimportant, but a study that seems unimportant now may prove to be important a hundred years from now. And papers are often rejected for methodological problems, but it's almost always more useful to be frank about the limitations of a study than to withhold it entirely from the public eye.)
  2. I sign my reviews whenever possible. (I want science to be transparent.)