Peer reviewing and Editor's decision should never be a personal conflicting matter

Published: 24 January 2017
Author(s): Salvatore Chirumbolo
Issue: January 2017
Section: Letter to the Editor

I came through the latest paper on the journal by Napolitani et al., about peer reviewing of scientific reports in the academic community of experts [1]. I joined the Editorial Board as a Member of some scientific journals, e.g. Nutrition (Elsevier), and the paper by Napolitani strongly attracted my interest. In particular, my attention was caught by a citation in the paper reference list, where the Editor in Chief of British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, Prof. Adam Cohen, took a press charge against an editorial case where the process of peer reviewing was defiled by organized crime [2].