Peer review: where science meets the arts of war, politics and ancient history

Ann T Gregory
Med J Aust 2007; 187 (11): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2007.tb01475.x
Published online: 3 December 2007

Quotes from MJA contributors in 2007

Peer review is a critical component of quality control in scientific medical journals. However, given the competitive nature of publishing, it is not surprising that the process of peer review has been described as a turf battle — the writers and originators of ideas aligned against the editors and critics — with the ultimate prize of the knowledge or doctrine being published.1

  • Ann T Gregory

  • The Medical Journal of Australia, Sydney, NSW.



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