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Table 1 Review quality (mean total RQI), review tone, reviewers' recommendations on acceptance, and timeliness of supplying review for reviewers nominated by reviewers (ANRs) or chosen by editors (ECRs)

From: Are reviewers suggested by authors as good as those chosen by editors? Results of a rater-blinded, retrospective study

  Author-nominated reviewers (ANR) Editor-chosen reviewers (ECR) p-value
N 100 100  
Mean RQI (± SD) 2.24 ± 0.55 2.34 ± 0.54 0.18
Tone 2.72 ± 0.48 2.82 ± 0.52 0.94
Recommendation: first review (N=%)
   accept 47 35 <0.001
   reject 10 23  
   can't decide 43 42  
Recommendation: final review (after revision)
   accept 65 66 0.47
   reject 10 14  
   can't decide 25 20  
Median time to supply review (days) (range) 18 (1–48) 17 (1–64)