Want a good explanation of what peer review is? How it works? What the process is like? The Conversation has posted a terrific description of peer review basics. The authors (Andre Spicer and Thomas Roulet) also give a nice summary of the benefits of peer-review, but also the problems with the current peer-review system. Check it out!
Peer review is one of the gold standards of science. It’s a process where scientists (“peers”) evaluate the quality of other scientists’ work. By doing this, they aim to ensure the work is rigorous, coherent, uses past research and adds to what we already knew.