ETA: I may have misinterpreted this. It may not mean the corresponding author has a veto, just that they anything that is published, they will get a chance to reply to and hence have the final say. http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/authors/rftg-article-types.pdf I was just looking at guidelines for authors for Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behavior I think I recall the renegade psychologist James C. Coyne mentioning this practice (and not being happy with it - possibly in the contest of a specific journal). Anyone know how widespread it is? I wonder whether some journals use this policy sometimes, without explicitly saying it. Can't say I like the policy, put perhaps authors only get so much say in the matter?