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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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The refereed review is synonymous with the peer review system.
This is an excellent book that, while exposing many of the flaws in the peer review system, also shows how well it works most of the time.
Campanario and Acedo note that all leading journals use a peer review system to evaluate and select contributions: manuscripts are reviewed by members of the editorial staff or by one or more external referees (experts in their fields), and remark that having a paper published does not imply that it will receive attention from the scientific community.
While the peer review system is a cornerstone of NIH, the increasing complexity and interdisciplinary nature of modern research has created a number of new challenges and demands on the system that merit enhancements in critical areas.
Those of us who support a rigorous peer review system are just as alarmed when a plaintiff with a meritorious case loses because an expert for the defense gave dishonest testimony.
Government: The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced changes to its peer review system for grant applications that are to be instituted over 18 months.
Nobody will benefit if a major European industry is undermined and with it the peer review system upon which science and society depend," said Michael Mabe, CEO of the International Association of STM Publishers.
Publishers' comprehensive peer review system was very valuable, he stressed: "It's important.
She wouldn't predict whether Nature will repeat the experiment or use it as a guide to change its current peer review system.
Nutrition & Dietetics has implemented the online submission and peer review system, Manuscript Central.
has adopted ManuscriptCentral, a Web-based submission and peer review system provided by ScholarOne.
The Canadian Journal of Chemistry (CJC) has taken a major step toward becoming truly international and electronic, with the introduction of a new on-line submission and peer review system at the end of March 2005.