The Research Information Network has published in March 2010 a Guide to provide researchers with an understanding of the peer review process and some of the current issues surrounding the debate about peer reviewDownload the Peer Review: Guide for researchers (16 pages)
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The issues discuss are:
- What is peer review?
- How does it work?
- Support and criticism.
- Is it effective?
- Is it fair? Subjectivity and transparency
- Is it efficient? Speeding it up and lightening the burden
- New challenges and opportunities