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Research article
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21 Apr 2020
Research article | Highlight paper |  | 21 Apr 2020

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

Mathieu Casado, Gwenaëlle Gremion, Paul Rosenbaum, Jilda Alicia Caccavo, Kelsey Aho, Nicolas Champollion, Sarah L. Connors, Adrian Dahood, Alfonso Fernandez, Martine Lizotte, Katja Mintenbeck, Elvira Poloczanska, and Gerlis Fugmann


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ED: Publish as is (11 Mar 2020) by Jon Tennant (deceased)
ED: Publish as is (11 Mar 2020) by Iain Stewart (Executive editor)
AR by Mathieu Casado on behalf of the Authors (20 Mar 2020)
Short summary
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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