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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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The hierarchy of peer-reviewed journals grades down from the highest quality ones at the top, with the most rigorous peer review and usually the highest rejection rates and impact factors (for their respective fields) all the way down to a virtual vanity press at the bottom.
s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and most of the rest refer to studies from such agencies as the World Meteorological Organization and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and to peer-reviewed articles from Science, Nature, the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, and the like.
However, Parker says, the RSC considers the final, peer-reviewed article to be the most definitive information for dissemination either in print or electronically.
is a privately held, fully integrated media company known for establishing authoritative peer-reviewed journals in many promising areas of science and biomedical research.
It will provide the full-text of peer-reviewed papers (up to about 3500 words each) in printed format.
is a privately held, fully integrated media company known for establishing authoritative peer-reviewed journals in many promising areas of science and biomedical research, including Human Gene Therapy, Stem Cells and Development, and Cloning and Stem Cells.
A peer-reviewed journal, SCANNING, The Journal of Scanning Microscopies is published six times a year and delivered to approximately 3,500 scanning electron microscopists.
is a privately held, fully integrated media company known for establishing authoritative peer-reviewed journals in many areas of science and biomedical research including Obesity Management, Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, and Biosecurity and Bioterrorism.
An economic model designed to estimate the impact on health care systems' costs of treating diabetes suggests that adding chromium picolinate plus biotin (Diachrome(R))--a safe, effective, and affordable nutritional supplement--to conventional drug treatment for patients with type 2 diabetes could save billions of dollars, according to a report in the August issue (Volume 8, Number 4) of Disease Management, a peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology has been the peer-reviewed journal of record in the field of psychopharmacology since 1991.
By ensuring a good blood supply and enclosing young cardiac cells in protective silicone tubes scientists have engineered a three-dimensional model for growing functional heart tissue that could be used to replace the heart muscle damaged in patients suffering from congestive heart failure, as reported in the May/June issue (Volume 11, Number 5-6) issue of Tissue Engineering, a peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
More effective treatments for chronic pain associated with inflammation, such as the pain caused by arthritis, inflammatory bowel disorders, burns, neuropathy, and some types of cancer, could take the form of gene therapy to block changes in sensory nerve cells that over-stimulate peripheral nerve endings, causing pain, as described in the February issue (Volume 16, Number 2) of Human Gene Therapy, a peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.