peer review


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

Other Words from peer review

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

Examples of peer review in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Their research, which is undergoing peer review, offers a glimpse into the grim but intricate triage system used to pull people from the water and keep them alive. Rachel Swan, San Francisco Chronicle, 22 Mar. 2022 Furthermore, administrators are supposed to defer to the mechanisms of peer review. Michael Bérubé, The New Republic, 21 Mar. 2022 The study was published on preprint server BioRxiv prior to peer review. Janice Kew,, 20 Jan. 2021 The book recounts how his team boldly announced its findings at a press conference rather than first submitting the claim for peer review, which would have quickly revealed that other scientists were skeptical about their discovery. San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 Mar. 2022 Their research has not yet been submitted for peer review. Grayson Quay, The Week, 14 Feb. 2022 Our research, part of which will be submitted for peer review later this year, aims to better understand the people who spread hate and misinformation on Facebook. Matthew Hindman, The Atlantic, 10 Feb. 2022 The single-star hypothesis remained persuasive, and the paper by Welch and his colleagues - the co-authors are scientists from 11 nations - made its way through peer review. Joel Achenbach, Anchorage Daily News, 30 Mar. 2022 In their justification, Pfizer and BioNTech cited two recent studies from Israel, both published on preprint servers without peer review. New York Times, 15 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of peer review

1969, in the meaning defined above

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17 May 2022

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“Peer review.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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