The ups and downs of peer review.

@article{Benos2007TheUA,
  title={The ups and downs of peer review.},
  author={Dale J. Benos and Edlira Bashari and Jos{\'e} Miguel Pereira Chaves and Amit Gaggar and Niren Kapoor and Martin Lafrance and Robert Mans and David Mayhew and Sara L McGowan and Abigail M Polter and Yawar J. Qadri and Shanta Sarfare and Kevin Michael Schultz and Ryan C. Splittgerber and Jason Duane Stephenson and Cristy Tower and Robert G. Walton and Alexander Zotov},
  journal={Advances in physiology education},
  year={2007},
  volume={31 2},
  pages={
          145-52
        }
}
This article traces the history of peer review of scientific publications, plotting the development of the process from its inception to its present-day application. We discuss the merits of peer review and its weaknesses, both perceived and real, as well as the practicalities of several major proposed changes to the system. It is our hope that readers will gain a better appreciation of the complexities of the process and, when serving as reviewers themselves, will do so in a manner that will… CONTINUE READING

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