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‘Bias and lack of training making peer review less diverse’

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Scientific community “often insufficiently aware” of importance of diversity for research, academics say

Implicit biases and a lack of training on how to overcome them are reducing diversity in the scholarly peer review process, according to a survey of academics.

In a poll, audience members at a webinar on equity and accessibility in peer review said that barriers to achieving better inclusion include implicit biases in academia, a lack of diversity among editors and a lack of awareness and training.

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