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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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While the benefits outweigh the risks, the Journal of Markets & Morality has instituted policies and practices to avoid these common pitfalls and to improve the quality of peer-review.
(8) This uncertainty is only exacerbated by the fact that all fifty states and the District of Columbia have legislatively enacted some form of a medical peer-review privilege.
It was surprising to me that detailed review of the scientific data, statistics, etc., is apparently not a routine and universal component of the peer-review process.
This is why the peer-review reform speculations remain at the level of untested chatter and confident conjecture, similar to the way that beliefs in the paranormal do: because they are never actually tested against the exigencies of reality.
Praised by the National Commission on Teaching and America's Future, the Toledo Plan is one of the best-known peer-review programs in the country.
Because the peer-review process is so deeply entrenched in the research system, this fascinating study would be a formidable undertaking.
The peer-review process reliably classifies documents into broad categories, such as excellent, fair and poor, but counting on it to reveal finer distinctions "is like expecting to be able to measure the diameter of a nerve cell with a meter stick," Delcomyn maintains.
We anticipate that authors will be pleased with the ease of submission and the more rapid peer-review process made possible by implementing our Internet-based system for submission.
In Chubin's view, the petition prodded NSF officials "to exposed parts of their system that have never been exposed before" and "helped move NSE to recognize that they could not run a peer-review system on a collegial basis -- saying, 'Trust us.' They had to base it on some legal foundation.
Part of the very foundation of science rests on the generous and unselfish participation of fellow scientists in the peer-review process.
Many times I am asked what it means to be a "peer-reviewed" journal.
The author wishes to thank Brent Yergensen for independently grading a subset of the students' peer-reviewed papers.