Articles | Volume 3, issue 1
Geosci. Commun., 3, 89–97, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-3-89-2020
Geosci. Commun., 3, 89–97, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-3-89-2020

Research article 21 Apr 2020

Research article | 21 Apr 2020

The benefits to climate science of including early-career scientists as reviewers

Mathieu Casado et al.

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Early-career scientists (ECSs) are rarely invited to act as peer reviewers. Participating in a group peer review of the IPCC Special Report on Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate, PhD students spent more time reviewing than more established scientists and provided a similar proportion of substantive comments. By soliciting and including ECSs in peer review, the scientific community would reduce the burden on more established scientists and may improve the quality of that process.
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