New Perspectives on Peer Review

New Perspectives on Peer Review

NEW PERSPECTIVES ON PEER REVIEW What is Peer Review? Case Study: The Canadian Journal of History/Annales canadiennes d’histoire What's the problem with Peer Review? How do we make it better? Open Peer Review Creating excellent review in editorial practice  What is Peer Review? Peer review is a system of evaluation conducted by expert scholars to evaluate the quality and veracity of academic research. At a peer reviewed publication, a group of editors evaluates submitted articles and selects pieces that match their publication criteria for further. These materials are sent to other scholars, considered experts in their respective sub-specialities, to advise the editors about whether the research is factual, well-argued, and innovative in their respective fields. Although peer review relies on individuals -- usually external -- as expert commentators, articles are chosen for review, decisions are ultimately made based on reviewer commentary, and the invitations to reviewers themselves are sent by a publication’s editors. Having a thoughtful set of editorial policies and practices around...
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