BIAS OF THE WEEK

Status Bias

Researchers invited 3,299 academics to review the same article. The only difference was the name of the author, who could be a youg researcher or a nobel laureate. 

When the young researcher is the author, 65,3% reject the manuscript, but only 22,5% do so when the author is a nobel laureate. 

We evaluate information differently depending on whether it comes from prominent or less well-known people.

See the full study here :

Huber, J., Inoua, S., Kerschbamer, R., König-Kersting, C., Palan, S., & Smith, V. L. (2022). Nobel and novice: Author prominence affects peer review. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 119(41),https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2205779119ational Academy of Sciences119(41),

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