Research into the state of peer review
has reaffirmed our policy of double-blind peer review
as well as pointed out several areas of concern.
is usually a very time consuming process and is often criticized as being too slow.
The possible early warning signs of sham peer review
, as discussed below, do not represent an all-inclusive list, and the word possible is used because these warning signs do not necessarily mean sham peer review
The needs of both the new writing instructors and the busy tutors are served by a menu that offers faculty members a number of distinct, though customizable, workshops that can be offered to their students: Academic Integrity, Close Reading, Conventions of Science Writing, Principles of Grammar, Thesis Development--with peer review
as the most popular item.
EEOC, (48) which is the only Supreme Court case that addresses a peer-review privilege, and its context was academic peer review
The risk management committee peer review
likewise investigates the clinical facts and circumstances surrounding the PCE and renders a standard of care (SOC) determination ("SOC-Met," "SOC-Not Met," or "Indeterminate") and an attribution determination for each significantly involved healthcare provider.
The board expects it will enhance the clarity, comparability and understandability of peer review
reports--a welcome change for all stakeholders.
The conundrum raised by the 11th Circuit's opinion is not in adding to the "mushiness" of federal decisions addressing when and under what circumstances a peer review
privilege should be recognized, but in its failure to recognize how the peer review
statute will be applied and interpreted by a state judge considering the very same privilege in light of the same or a quite similar case--for example, civil rights or antitrust cases--that was filed under state law.
If the particular state peer review
statute does not allow for any disclosure, then a federal court should do the same analysis; if a state court "balances" various factors, for example, to first look at the peer review
information before allowing it to be disclosed or limiting the time period when the documents were created, then, likewise, a federal court should arrive at the same result.
Under Florida law, all documents related to hospitals' peer review
proceedings fall under the confidentiality statute and cannot be disclosed during civil litigation.
On April 16, the AICPA Peer Review
Board issued Exposure Draft of Proposed Revisions to the AICPA Standards for Performing and Reporting on Peer Reviews
, which includes a mechanism for firms to effectively comply with state board licensing requirements and increase transparency for peer review
Put simply, peer review
subjects scientists' work to the scrutiny of other scientists in the same field.