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Nature 387, 341 - 343 (22 May 1997); doi:10.1038/387341a0

Nepotism and sexism in peer-review

Christine Wennerås & Agnes Wold

Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology
Department of Clinical Immunology at Göteborg University, Guldhedsgatan 10, S-413 46 Göteborg, Sweden (e-mail: agnes.wold@immuno.gu.se).

In the first-ever analysis of peer-review scores for postdoctoral fellowship applications, the system is revealed as being riddled with prejudice. The policy of secrecy in evaluation must be abandoned.

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