Tyler: A Plague on Both Your Houses
By Bryan Caplan
Tyler on refereeing:
A properly critical and useful “accept” report is harder to write. Don’t look for excuses to quickly reject a potentially good paper.
Tyler on being refereed:
If you get careless, sloppy, or downright outrageous referee reports, it is probably your fault. You didn’t give the editor or referees enough incentive to care about your piece. So respond to such reports constructively with a plan for self-improvement, don’t blame the messenger, even when the messenger stinks. Your piece probably stinks too.