Managing the Growth of Peer Review at the Royal Society Journals, 1865-1965

@article{Fyfe2020ManagingTG,
  title={Managing the Growth of Peer Review at the Royal Society Journals, 1865-1965},
  author={Aileen Fyfe and Flaminio Squazzoni and Didier Torny and Pierpaolo Dondio},
  journal={Science, Technology, \& Human Values},
  year={2020},
  volume={45},
  pages={405 - 429}
}
This article examines the evolution of peer review and the modern editorial processes of scholarly journals by analyzing a novel data set derived from the Royal Society’s archives and covering 1865-1965, that is, the historical period in which refereeing (not yet known as peer review) became firmly established. Our analysis reveals how the Royal Society’s editorial processes coped with both an increasing reliance on refereeing and a growth in submissions, while maintaining collective… Expand

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