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Understanding different types of peer review

Peer review can take many forms. The most common types are:

Single-blind: the reviewers know that you are the author of the article, but you don’t know who the reviewers are.

Double-blind: the reviewers don’t know that you are the author of the article, and you don’t know who the reviewers are either.

Open review: you know the names of the reviewers, and they know your name too. Open review may include publishing the reviews alongside the article.

Post-publication review: after your article is published, readers can comment on it.

Every Taylor & Francis journal publishes a statement describing the type of peer review used by the journal within the Aims & Scope section on Taylor & Francis Online.

Check your chosen journal’s peer-review policy before you submit, to make sure you know what to expect and are comfortable with your paper being reviewed in that way. Want to know how long it will take? Ask the editor.