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Robert Smith

Difference between Single-blind review and Double-blind review

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Single-blind review differs from double-blind review only because reviewer knows the Author in single-blind review where as in double-blind review neither reviewer nor author knows other person.

Main advantage of single blind review is that since the reviewer knows the author and author’s background review happens in a mature and more understandable level keeping in mind the professional background of the author. This eventually improves the chances of manuscript getting selected by reputed journals. Information about author helps reviewers review research paper positively.

But this could be a disadvantage for authors from non-prestigious institutions and their research review might get affected by prejudices of the reviewer.

Peer review is a crucial stage in a manuscript editing process which is why nowadays researchers find it better to move to Open Peer review.