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peer review

n. an examination and evaluation of the performance of a professional or technician by a board or committee made up of people in the same occupation. This may arise in determining whether a person has been legitimately discharged, denied promotion or penalized by an employer, or is found to have failed to meet minimum standards of performance and is thus liable in a lawsuit claiming damages due to negligence.

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The new report puts forward BioMed Centrals recommendations on how to build on recent advances and find feasible and innovative ways of improving peer review in a rapidly evolving academic landscape.
There is a paragraph in the peer review report that identifies which of these must-selects that the firm performs.
For authors, an open peer review process in which they know who wrote the reviews can be helpful.
It was very reassuring as I read literature, attended lectures and participated in workshops to find out that my experiences of peer review were not unique.
More than just journal quality is riding on the type of peer review chosen.
They could not confirm the benefit of different types of reviewer or author concealment on the quality of peer review or its outcome.
Peer review is not perfect; but successfully completing the process through publication or award is widely deemed one of the most rigorous and prestigious forms of scholarly accomplishment.
claim that a goal of all scientists is to generate and disseminate new scientific knowledge, and peer-reviewed journals are the major avenue for disseminating such knowledge (there is no alternative to peer review to control the quality of scientific publications.
Physicians who are able to recognize possible early warning signs of sham peer review, and are able to take appropriate action to protect themselves, have a better chance of surviving if a sham peer review attack is launched against them.
Subtle differences in our faculty, tutor, and student audiences drive some of the differences in our approaches to peer review.
36) Without any constitutional protection or Supreme Court cases on point, courts have looked to the Health Care Quality Improvement Act of 1986 because it is the only federal law that addresses medical peer review.
Risk management peer review is governed by chapter 13 of Army Regulation 40-68 (1(pp108-113)) and is triggered either by occurrence of a potentially compensable event (PCE), filing of a medical claim, or notification of payment of a claim settlement or award.