Daniel J. Myers expresses concern in the The Chronicle of Higher Education about his popularity as a peer reviewer.
In the past month, I have been asked to review not one (which would be reasonable), or two (understandable), or three (excessive), four, five, six, or even seven manuscripts for publication, but indeed, a total of eight! While I confess to no small amount of pride in becoming what must be my discipline’s pre-eminent arbiter of scholarly quality and its gatekeeper supreme, I really must object. It’s getting impossible to produce any of my own work because I’m spending so much time assessing others’. And so far I’m only tallying journal manuscripts.