Referees Should Exercise Their Rights. Nature 560(7719):409.
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Peer reviewers should not feel pressured to produce a report if key data are missing. [Excerpt] [...] Editors try to ensure that a manuscript contains sufficient detail and supporting data to allow a rigorous evaluation, while recognizing that access to some data may be restricted because of privacy concerns. We urge referees to check whether they have all the data and code they need before drafting their review. They should never feel pressured to supply a report if key information is lacking [...]
@article{natureRefereesShouldExercise2018,
  title = {Referees Should Exercise Their Rights},
  author = {{Nature}},
  date = {2018-08},
  journaltitle = {Nature},
  volume = {560},
  pages = {409},
  issn = {0028-0836},
  doi = {10.1038/d41586-018-06006-y},
  url = {https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-018-06006-y},
  abstract = {Peer reviewers should not feel pressured to produce a report if key data are missing.

[Excerpt] [...] Editors try to ensure that a manuscript contains sufficient detail and supporting data to allow a rigorous evaluation, while recognizing that access to some data may be restricted because of privacy concerns. We urge referees to check whether they have all the data and code they need before drafting their review. They should never feel pressured to supply a report if key information is lacking [...]},
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