Characteristics of a Good Reviewer

  • Peter Spyns
  • María-Esther Vidal


In this chapter, we explain some essential principles a good scientific reviewer should adhere to. These principles apply in various situations. In addition, a number of items a good reviewer should pay attention to are discussed, both from the point of view of the reviewer and from the point of view of the text to be reviewed. After having read this chapter, a reader should be sufficiently informed to become a good scientific reviewer.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Spyns
    • 1
  • María-Esther Vidal
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. of Economy, Science and InnovationFlemish GovernmentBrusselsBelgium
  2. 2.Computer Science DepartmentUniversidad Simón BolívarBaruta, CaracasVenezuela

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