Everyone agrees that the peer review process can never be perfect or foolproof, but that shouldn’t stop us from striving to improve and maintaining scientific integrity. David Stuart’s piece in ‘Research Information’ speaks eloquently about the challenges and possible solutions (https://www.researchinformation.info/feature/how-do-we-improve-peer-review).

The European Science Editing journal carries a pragmatic article by Nguyen Hoang Thien on reducing the risk of bias in academic publishing. The author argues that from the moment an author takes steps to submit their work to a journal, their personal information exposes them to potential bias from the journal editor. Thus, peer review and assessment of manuscripts should be undertaken without disclosure of the author’s personal details (https://ese.arphahub.com/article/90942/).