Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Coming out

An anonymous poster asks:

Do referees for journals ever "out" themselves once the piece appears in print? Have you ever, upon getting a paper published, gotten an email saying, "I was the anon reviewer ..."


Anonymous said...

Dear Charlie,

I was the anonymous reviewer of the paper, who no longer remains anonymous, as you can see my name in my email address, the one I'm sending this from. Would you care to have tea some time? I really do hope so. I hope to anonymously review more of your papers.

All the best dear friend,

The anaonymous reviewer.

johnny cash said...

Yes, this happened to me. And I was glad too because the comments had been quite constructive (on a revise and resubmit).