What To Do About A Slow Peer Reviewer?

An amusing editorial in the neuroscience journal Cortex discusses the excuses scientists use to explain why they didn’t submit their peer reviews on time:
Following our nagging for late reviews, we learned that one reviewer had to take their cat to the vet, another was busy buying Christmas presents, one was planning their holidays, an unfortunate one had their office broken into […] others agreed to review whereas indeed they really intended to withdraw, or were just too busy to reply.

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