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This is not done by the publishers. They only provide an online system to do so. The editors and reviewers are other scientists.



> This is not done by the publishers.

The work itself obviously is not[0], but you need somebody to synchronise that stuff, especially to ensure reviews remain anonymous (to paper authors). This must be handled by a third party.

[0] not entirely true for edition, publishers generally employ a number of editors although these editors usually have a solid science background for obvious reasons.




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