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The Future of Peer Review – Scientific American (Andrew Preston | August 2017)

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It’s very far from perfect, but major changes for the better are underway

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Virtually all new scientific study that reaches the attention of the public has been peer-reviewed—the process through which experts are commissioned by an editor, often anonymously and almost always unpaid, to cross-examine a manuscript, look for flaws and recommend improvements.
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This process, begun by the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London in the 18th century, is central to our ability to trust scientific research. The tradition of peer review has become ingrained in science over the centuries because it is, despite its flaws, the best system we have to evaluate research.
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