Microsoft Word’s Hidden Tags Reveal Once-Anonymous Peer Reviewers

The Chronicle: 4/21/2006: Microsoft Word’s Hidden Tags Reveal Once-Anonymous Peer Reviewers

The peer-review process at many academic journals is intended to be blind, meaning that authors do not know who is reviewing their work. But a little-known setting in Microsoft Word has led to the unmasking of some peer reviewers, compromising the anonymity of the process.

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