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peer review

Having one or more programmers review the source code of a program written by someone else. Peer review produces much better code, since others have already tried to understand it. Indecipherable routines are eliminated before they get buried into the fabric of the program. See open source.
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There is a growing recognition of the need to look at how we do peer review and how we can use teleconference or other technologies to reduce peer review panel costs.
More than just journal quality is riding on the type of peer review chosen.
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.
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.
An initial departmental/service level peer review is conducted as soon as possible in order to capture information about the PCE while memories are fresh and records and personnel are still readily available.
The Peer Review Board expects the revised standards will improve peer review execution, clarity, transparency and precision.
Another variant of postpublication review is replacing peer review with postpublication quality ratings or with usage or citation statistics.
The appeals court decided that the privilege protecting peer review documents would not be recognized in Dr.
Moreover, peer review statutes were created to further health care within a particular state by enabling physicians in that state to freely and candidly discuss and review medical care within their institutions and hospitals--thus policing themselves.
The ruling has created a crack in what was otherwise a difficult shield, the peer review process," said Ed Krieger, a Tampa lawyer who was cocounsel for the plaintiffs.