B – Quality of peer review in biomedical journals

Gasparyan AY, Kitas GD. Best peer reviewers and the quality of peer review in biomedical journals. Croatian Medical Journal 2012;53(4):386-389
(doi: 10.3325/cmj.2012.53.386)

Evidence supporting peer review as a guarantor of the quality of biomedical publications is currently lacking. Its outcomes are largely dependent on the credentials of the reviewers. Some experts are in favor of formal education and courses on peer review for all those who will be involved in science writing and reviewing. Universities and learned associations as well may take lead in organizing education activities.