Authors, peer reviewers and editors all have roles and responsibilities during the review process. As Jayashree Rajagopalan, co-chair of the 2021 PRW steering committee notes ‘Peer review is more than just a process. It is a teeming, thriving ecosystem that functions as a whole due to — and despite — the distinct roles played by each of the stakeholders involved in it’.
The use of the word "stakeholders" is unusual to me as it refers to "Authors, peer reviewers and editors." Does the word simply mean "people who share the same interest"?