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Low sub-Saharan representation among top peer reviewers

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Only 31 of the world’s most prolific 4629 peer reviewers are based in sub-Saharan Africa.

Clarivate Analytics has named more than 4,600 researchers who were in the top 1 per cent of peer reviewers in the world between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019.

The peer reviewers were selected for the number of reviews they had provided for journals indexed in the Web of Science Core Collection, a curated selection of journals subjected to various quality and impact criteria 

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