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Unmasking the secret reviewers

MicrosoftWord.jpeg“Who would not be just a bit curious about the identity of one’s reviewers, whether kind or cruel?” said Gail L. Shivel, a lecturer in English at the University of Miami and associate editor of Menckeniana, in an e-mail interview. She said that many people will soon be “opening up old reviews they have received, especially negative ones, to see if they can find out who wrote them.

How do you penetrate the secret? Details are in an April 21, 2006 Chronicle of Higher Education article called “Microsoft Word’s Hidden Tags Reveal Once-Anonymous Peer Reviewers.”

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