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JOURNALOLOGY
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 274-284

Reviewer index: A new proposal of rewarding the reviewer


1 Rural Medical College, Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences (DU), Loni, Maharashtra - 413 736, India
2 MBBS, MD Pathology Course - Chief Registrar, Rural Medical College, Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences (DU), Loni, Maharashtra - 413 736, India

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Sushil Ghanshyam Kachewar
Rural Medical College, Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences (DU), Loni, Maharashtra - 413 736
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0973-1229.109347

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Science is strengthened not by research alone, but by publication of original research articles in international scientific journals that gets read by a global scientific community. Research publication is the 'heart' of a journal and the 'soul' of science - the outcome of collective efforts of authors, editors and reviewers. The publication process involves author-editor interaction for which both of them get credit once the article gets published - the author directly, the editor indirectly. However, the remote reviewer who also plays a key role in the process remains anonymous and largely unrecognised. Many potential reviewers therefore, stay away from this 'highly honorary' task. Appropriate peer review controls quality of an article and thereby ensures quality and integrity of the journal. Recognising and rewarding the role of the reviewer is therefore vital. In this article, we propose a novel idea of Reviewer Index (RI), Reviewer Index Directory (RID) and Global Reviewer Index Directory (GRID), which will strengthen science by focussing on the reviewer, as well as the author. By adopting this innovative Reviewer Centric Approach, a new breed of well-trained reviewers of high quality and sufficient quantity will be available for eternity. Moreover, RI, RID and GRID would also enable grading and ethical rewarding of reviewers.


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