Why journal editors need to balance the desire for quality against the need for diversity
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What is it about?
This editorial discusses the issues editors must consider when they decide which articles to accept for publication and why it can be a balancing act between ensuring quality and also ensuring diversity. It considers the increasing burden to "test" each submission on the assumption that authors cannot be trusted and why this burden may lead editors to make "easier' decisions by discriminating against more challenging articles.
Why is it important?
It is important that the scholarly record is based on quality articles, but equally that it does not exclude "people not like us" and perspectives which challenge established views.
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