Bachelor of Health Sciences
What is Peer Review?
- "Peer Review" is a process for assessing the rigour of a scholarly submission to a journal (or conference).
- Articles that are peer-reviewed are reviewed by colleagues/peers in a similar field, and authors and journal editors are provided with feedback on the relevance and quality of the submission, and its suitability for publication (or presentation at a conference).
- Blind peer review is a process whereby the reviewers know the identity of the authors, but the authors do not know who the reviewers are.
- Double blind peer review requires anonymization of the submission (including references to lab/institution etc) and both the reviewers and the authors do not know the identity of the other
- In an open peer-review process, peer-reviewers are known to authors and readers of journals.
- Not all scholarly publications are peer-reviewed and not all of the content published in a peer-reviewed journal may undergo a peer-review process (As an example, letters to the editor may not be peer-reviewed).
- Visit our guide to Scholarly Communication for more information on the scholarly publication process.
Levels of Peer Review
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