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Tuesday, June 27th, 2023 11:10 PM

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How to add an external review if the name of the reviewer is not known and is not specified?

Would it be OK to add a review with just the name of the site as the description? I see examples of this, but the guidelines say "Always include the reviewer's name" and all the examples in the guidelines include the reviewer's name, so I don't know if adding a review with just a site name without the reviewer's name is really OK? What to do if there is no reviewer name? If it's OK to add with just a site name in such cases, can it be mentioned in the guidelines?

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1 year ago

Yes, that is fine. However, might be better if the guidelines don't mention any contingency directive, so as to encourage contributors to make their best efforts to determine the name of the individual author of the review, in cases where authorship isn't so vague as simply "staff" of the overall online journal to which the review belongs.