10% of reviewers are responsible for 50% of peer reviews

Data from the Global State of Peer Review report for 2013–17

68.5 million hours spent reviewing globally each year

16.4 days is the median review time

5 hours is the median time spent writing each review

477 words is the average length of review reports

10% of reviewers are responsible for 50% of peer reviews

41% of survey respondents see peer review as part of their job

75% of journal editors say the hardest part of their job is finding willing reviewers

71% of researchers decline review requests because the article is outside their area of expertise

42% of researchers decline review requests because they are too busy

39% of reviewers never received any peer-review training

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-06602-y

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