" I see nothing wrong in inviting authors to suggest possible reviewers." I
I think it is quite problem!
let see this situation/scene:
1) I select one professor who is my dude.(but assume that I am not a successfull author)
2) That journal accepts that reviewer
3) reviewer accepts my manuscript.
scientific documentation (objectivity and quality have been affected (negatively)
It may help the editor to get in touch with someone who the authors considers would understand how to review the subject in question. They might consult them, maybe use one out of several reviewers, or not use them at all.
I understand ,but to make that selection mandatory is quite problem.
but again ,I think even though it was optional,it would again cause some matters as in relevance of statement given above
Elsevier and Springer are very reputable scientific publishers
yes,this is known information.
Edited by inverse, 12 February 2019 - 09:25 AM.