Peer reviewing: Privilege and responsibility

Jane Johnston, Nigel Krauth

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Peer review is a central tenet in research across all disciplines. It is a key feature in monitoring the advance of knowledge, especially in academic publishing. This article investigates the development of peer review from the seventeenth century to the present, and analyses significant aspects of the process. It also attempts to clarify some criticisms and make suggestions about the role of peer review in the current climate. The Rudd government has announced a new system for recognition and quantification of research in Australian universities.
Original languageEnglish
JournalText: Journal of Writing and Writing Courses
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes


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