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The "peer" in "peer review"

Phyllomedusa
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Abstract

Peer review is the best available mechanism for assessing and improving the quality of scientific work. As herpetology broadens its disciplinary and geographic boundaries, high-quality external review is ever more essential. We are writing this editorial jointly because the review process has become increasingly difficult. The resulting delays slow publication times, negatively affect performance reviews, tenure, promotions, and grant proposal success. It harms authors, agencies, and institutions (Ware 2011).

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title The "peer" in "peer review"
Series title Phyllomedusa
Volume 10
Issue 2
Year Published 2011
Language English
Publisher Departamento de Ciências Biológicas
Contributing office(s) Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center, Fort Collins Science Center
Description 2 p.
First page 97
Last page 98