Incentivizing the Manuscript-Review System Using REX
Diana C. Mutz, University of Pennsylvania
But Dr. Mutz contends that not all scholars contribute equally. Her solution? “To provide incentives for reviewers,” she says, “I propose a review exchange (REX) system in which those submitting manuscripts to a journal must have accumulated credits by reviewing the work of others as ‘advance payment’ for their own submissions.” Dr. Mutz explains the pros and cons of the REX and concludes, “I believe the REX system has the potential to become a ‘win-win-win’ strategy.”
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