Affiliation bias

Definition: This bias occurs when one’s opinions or judgements about the quality of research are influenced by the affiliation of the author(s). When publishing manuscripts, a potential example of an affiliation bias could be when editors prefer to publish work from prestigious institutions (Tvina et al., 2019).

Related term: Peer review

Reference: Tvina et al. (2019)

Drafted and Reviewed by: Mahmoud Elsherif, Christopher Graham, Madeleine Ingham, Adam Parker, Graham Reid

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