b – Peer Review: benefits, perceptions and alternatives

Ware M. Peer Review: benefits, perceptions and alternatives. Publishing Research Consortium: London; 2008

The Publishing Research Consortium (PRC) is a group of associations and publishers, which
supports global research into scholarly communication in order to enable evidence-based discussion. The survery of the PRC shows the Peer review is widely supported by academics (93%); it improves the quality of published papers, yet there is a desire for imporvement; double blind review is generally preferred. Post publication review is seen as a useful supplement to formal peer review. Most reviewers are also authors (90%).