A few months ago, I mentioned a professor who decided to charge for his manuscript reviews for journals that later charge for access. Here is a piece that explores this topic’s wider perimeter: Sylvia Goodman, Is It Time to Pay Peer Reviewers?
Journal editors across disciplines and borders are asking themselves what they can do to encourage a practice that has gone fully uncompensated since its creation. Some say the answer is simply acknowledgment of review labor — from institutions, journals, and peers. Others say monetary incentives are the obvious choice. And other academics are questioning the entire for-profit publishing model.