Acta Physico-Chimica Sinica ›› 2020, Vol. 36 ›› Issue (8): 2004048.doi: 10.3866/PKU.WHXB202004048

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Penetrating the Fog of Bias in the Peer Review

Xuefeng Fu, Yafei Dai, Yan Huang, Lin Cui, Yongjun Chen()   

  • Received:2020-04-16 Accepted:2019-04-16 Published:2020-05-19
  • Contact: Yongjun Chen


Peer review plays a crucial role in the fair and efficient allocation of high-quality research grants. This invited comment analyzes the fuzzy criteria and a possible bias in the peer review process, and explores the use of a potential approach based on fuzzy sets for tackling this challenge.

Key words: NSFC, Peer review, Bias, Fuzzy sets