Scientific Peer Review – Is it a corrupted process?

February 4, 2009

Peer review is the process by which the sciences and other professions subject the work of members of those professions to scholarly review (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peer_review). The purpose for this process is to determine the quality and scholarly depth of the researchers work. Other researchers in the person’s area of expertise usually conduct it. In the more modern scientific era where work is published in journals the process is known as refereeing.

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