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Western peer reviewers most sought after and ‘fatigued’

Forty per cent of German, US and UK reviewers complain of too many review requests

Academics in the western world are in the highest demand to review research papers, with the most experienced reviewers complaining of being fatigued by requests, according to an IOP Publishing survey of more than 1,200 researchers across the globe.

“The number of papers needing review continues to increase, while the number of researchers willing to review has not kept pace,” said Antonia Seymour, publishing director at IOP Publishing, which owns a portfolio of more than 90 journals in physics.

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