11.01.2021 14:20

What motivates academics to participate in review groups for accreditation and evaluation procedures?

New article by Sandra Ohly and Christian Schneijderberg (2021): German Professors’ Motivation to Act as Peer Reviewers in Accreditation and Evaluation Procedures. In: Minerva.

Acting as a peer reviewer adds to an academic’s reputation. However, little is known about the motivation to review. On the basis of self-determination theory Sandra Ohly and Christian Schneijderberg examined which types of motivation dominate among German professors acting as reviewers in accreditation and evaluation procedures. The findings suggest that peer reviewing – also of research – is based on identified (and introjected) and not intrinsic motivation.

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