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TEACHING ETHICS THROUGHOUT THE CURRICULUM

Case 78. The "Small Circles" Problem

Situation

Jane Jenkins is the editor of a peer-reviewed, sociology journal. She has received a submission from a sociologist whose work lies in a very specialized area. She is well acquainted with the handful of researchers who work in this area but is concerned with the small area but is concerned with the small pool of potential reviewers. The scholars in the area are well informed about each others' work and blind reviewing is almost impossible.

Questions

  1. What kinds of problems does Jane Jenkins face?
  2. How might she resolve this dilemma?

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