Really blind review

The academic review process is far from blind. In terms of likelihood of exposure, authors are generally known to reviewers, some authors may guess their reviewers and everyone knows the editor responsible, the journal and eventually the author if it is published. Suffice it to say, this post suggesting how to cover it all up amused me. It presumes that people will produce research for the satisfaction of doing so rather than, say, credit. Seems a tad unlikely but then again those anonymous commentors on blogs perhaps fit the bill.

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