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Case study: being a peer reviewer

This situational case study is designed to aid researchers to reflect on situations that would pose challenges to research integrity and ethics.

You are asked by a journal Editor to review a manuscript reporting a piece of research work. Consider the following:

Questions for discussion

  1. What are the questions you should ask yourself before agreeing to do the review?
  2. What declarations should you make to the Editor?
  3. If you do the review, what are your responsibilities to:

a. the Editor? b. the author/s? c. yourself?

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