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Journals and the quality of peer reviewing – a customer’s perspective

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Muir Gray

NHS National Knowledge Service
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Based on paper presented at the 31st UKSG Conference, Torquay, April 2008

The evidence that peer review and editing are unreliable at detecting errors due to bias and chance increases every year. It is now clear that ‘peer-reviewed’ is not a sufficiently good quality stamp for the peer-reviewed literature to be recommended to clinicians or patients.There is little evidence that the quality of peer reviewing and editing is improving with time.Those who procure journals will expect significant improvements in the quality of these two activities in the next five years.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1629/2175
How to Cite: Gray, M., 2008. Journals and the quality of peer reviewing – a customer’s perspective. Serials, 21(2), pp.75–78. DOI: http://doi.org/10.1629/2175
Published on 01 Jul 2008.
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