Commentary: Peer Review is Alive and Well in the United States

@article{Rip1985CommentaryPR,
  title={Commentary: Peer Review is Alive and Well in the United States},
  author={A. Rip},
  journal={Science, Technology \& Human Values},
  year={1985},
  volume={10},
  pages={82 - 86}
}
  • A. Rip
  • Published 1985
  • Sociology
  • Science, Technology & Human Values
If peer review works so well in science, should it be introduced in policy contexts to improve the quality of the science? Or is the peer review process not as ideal as its proponents say? These two questions are the starting-point for this special issue. After reading the collection, however, I can only respond that they seem to be saying, "It all depends." This impression is partly caused by the heterogeneity of the articles, which address a variety of interesting but often limited problems… Expand
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