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peer review

evaluation of a person's work or performance by a group of people in the same occupation, profession, or industry.
Origin of peer review
1970-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The peer review element is what separates a thesis or dissertation from a publication.
  • Simply going through the submissions to determine what is appropriate to send on to peer review requires paid employees.
  • The peer review system doesn't really accept it, isn't happy with pure discovery.
  • Strong national leadership backed by regional peer review offers a powerful combination to improve the performance of governments.
  • For years the profession has insisted that self-regulation and peer review are the right way to maintain standards.
  • It applies an unusual form of peer review to a process which traditionally involves only a patent applicant and an examiner.
  • Science has also evolved in this way, using individual contributions subject to peer review.
  • Experience shows that the best form of peer review is a frequent change of reviewer.
  • The scientific peer review process is not sufficient.
  • The commission said budget plans and economic reforms should be subject to peer review before they reach national parliaments.
British Dictionary definitions for peer review

peer review

the evaluation by fellow specialists of research that someone has done in order to assess its suitability for publication or further development
Derived Forms
peer-reviewed, adjective
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