Debates on the use of AI for peer review processes: Editorial


In a recent editorial, Lauren Coffey writes that artificial intelligence (AI) could be beneficial to the human peer-review system. The author asserts that within the academic peer-review system, it is becoming increasingly challenging to attract reviewers who have the time and expertise to provide feedback. In light of this, AI applications like ChatGPT could be used as a tool to bolster peer review systems. Coffey outlines the concerns of some academics, who assert that the use of AI in peer review must be informed by guiding principles aligned with fairness and accountability. However, Coffey points out the need for systemic change, rather than using AI as a “Band-Aid” solution “to a wider issue in the peer-review world.”

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