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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.
At present, the closest that ENT JOURNAL (and most medical journals) comes to this process is the publication of Letters to the Editor to point out important flaws that have appeared in print and were overlooked during the peer-review process.
Science and scholarship, like peer-review, are answerable and self-corrective.
Unlike most peer-review programs, Toledo's does not exist in conjunction with periodic principal evaluations.
Since our initial launch just over 100 days ago, it has become clear that our patented, peer-review ranking system is a perfect fit for organized and rational discussions via the Internet," said Mark Ranalli, president and CEO of Helium.
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.
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.
NSF will develop a computerized roster of outside researchers "on call" to peer-review its grant proposals.
Helium is powered by people through more than just peer-review.
PLoS Medicine's peer-review process is designed to be as rigorous as the best-known medical journals, and uniquely collaborative, with nearly 100 experts from 28 countries on all five continents involved in the decision-making process.