Standard, but Flawed

Though peer review has been around for quite some time, Hadas Shema at the Information Culture blog writes that it only became widespread after World War II and expanded as journals became more specialized and advances like photocopying made it easier to share manuscripts.

"Today, peer review is the 'golden standard' in evaluation of everything from scholarly publication to grants to tenure decision," she says.

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