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Re: [Phys-L] refereeing

I would think you would cite 'conflict of interest' and not review the paper.

On 9/10/2013 8:20 AM, Carl Mungan wrote:
Suppose you worked in a large research group. Suppose a subset of members of the group (not including you) wrote a paper. Suppose the journal asked you to review the paper (with no mention in the request acknowledging they want your opinion even though you're part of the research group). Suppose it might not be casually obvious you're part of the group because you have a different address. Suppose other members of the group found out you were sent the paper to review (because you foolishly let it slip out). What would you do? -Carl

(And yes, I'll keep my big mouth shut next time.)

Richard Tarara
Professor of Physics Saint Mary's College
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