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Trends Biotechnol. 2002 Aug;20(8):357-8.

The history of the peer-review process.

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  • School of Biomedical and Life Sciences, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, UK GU2 7XH. r.spier@surrey.ac.uk


The peer-review process is a turf battle with the ultimate prize of the knowledge, science or doctrine being published. On the one side, we have the writers and originators of ideas, on the other, we have the editors and critics. But it was not always so.

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