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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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Table-I: The salient features of peer review proformas of medical journals of Pakistan.
Publisher- and editor-mediated peer review, the traditional model that most journals use and that governs quality for most research articles, is not immune to changes.
During the working meeting with the Peer Review Group (PRG), which discussed, evaluated, and approved the peer review report of the Philippines.
A few years ago the AICPA matched the audit reports filed with the DOE to firm peer review reports.
PLOS ONE announced on its blog, "We are working on new features to make the review process more open and transparent, since evidence suggests that review is more constructive and civil when the reviewers' identities are known to the authors" ("PLOS ONE Update on Peer Review Process"; blogs.plos.org/everyone/2015/05/01/plos-one-update-peer-review-investigation).
The Peer Review Board has developed and issued training courses to meet the new requirements and may approve training courses that are essentially similar.
Aside from the multiple descriptions of peer review found in the literature, it is important for authors and reviewers to understand the goals and intent of the journal, as well as its benchmarks and standards for review.
Before discussing attitudes, practices and structures, it's important that we agree on what we mean by peer review, since what we call it and what it means to us will have a lot to do with what happens when we conduct it in our classes.
In addition, the state Peer Review Fairness Act allows doctors to have their attorneys present, but only if a peer review committee's attorney is also present.
More than just journal quality is riding on the type of peer review chosen.
They could not confirm the benefit of different types of reviewer or author concealment on the quality of peer review or its outcome.