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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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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.
Several sources emphasize the benefits and necessity of a peer-review form for improved professionalism and quality in the review process.
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.
This Note argues that the Court of Appeals for the First Circuit should become the first circuit to recognize the medical peer-review privilege in cases that include federal and state claims.
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.
is apparently not a routine and universal component of the peer-review process.
With Debate, Helium has successfully applied peer-review rating to how "pro versus con" occurs online, everyday.
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.
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.