Peer Review in Scientific Publications

Readers of NursingWriting might be interested in the just-released report of the English House of Commons Science and Technology Committee, “Peer Review in Scientific Publications.”

The report surveys the current landscape in order to document strengths and weaknesses of peer review and the effect of information technologies, and to make recommendations (including a discussion of alternatives to peer review).

The bottom line: “Peer review is neither perfect nor infallible, but we believe that dispensing with it is not an option.”

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