peer review

noun

Definition of peer review

: a process by which something proposed (as for research or publication) is evaluated by a group of experts in the appropriate field

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peer-review \ ˈpir-​ri-​ˈvyü How to pronounce peer-review (audio) \ transitive verb

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The scientist on Wednesday said his research had been submitted for peer review to an academic journal, without giving more details. Preetika Rana, WSJ, "Second Woman Implanted With Genetically Modified Embryo, Scientist Says," 28 Nov. 2018 Someone will have to pay for the peer review, and the staff that runs the journals. Brian Resnick, Vox, "Europe has a plan to force academic publishers to make research free to read," 24 Sep. 2018 The new study, published on the ArXiv and awaiting peer review, claims the discovery of an additional four interstellar asteroids, with the possibility of discovering hundreds more in the future. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "There Could Be Hundreds of Interstellar Asteroids Lurking in Our Solar System," 3 Dec. 2018 Data from the vehicles was used to produce a peer reviewed, scientific study on air pollution levels in Oakland. Travis Fedschun, Fox News, "Google Street View cars to be outfitted with pollution sensors to measure US, Europe air quality," 18 Sep. 2018 However, this study has been called into question by the NCA particularly because it was never published in a journal and peer reviewed. Sam Gutierrez, House Beautiful, "Are Your Favorite Candles Slowly Poisoning You?," 26 Dec. 2018 The arXiv, which hosts manuscripts that may be submitted for peer review, is not. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, "“Random” noise pours cold water on room-temperature superconductivity," 13 Aug. 2018 That means that, while the report leans heavily on the academic literature, it hasn’t been scrutinized through the process of scientific peer review and doesn’t have the same obligations as a scientific paper to publish the details of its workings. Cathleen O'grady, Ars Technica, "A new, eye-wateringly high estimate of the cost of obesity in the US," 1 Nov. 2018 The analysis has not been published or peer reviewed yet, but will be, Kunkel said. Seth Borenstein, Fox News, "Florence is nation's second wettest storm, behind Harvey," 25 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of peer review

1969, in the meaning defined above

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peer review

noun

English Language Learners Definition of peer review

: a process by which a scholarly work (such as a paper or a research proposal) is checked by a group of experts in the same field to make sure it meets the necessary standards before it is published or accepted

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