B – Evaluations by peer review

B – Bornmann L. Evaluations by peer review in science. Science Reviews e-pub 31 January 2013
(doi: 10.1007/s40362-012-0002-3)

Nowadays, it is recommended for major evaluation contexts to use an informed peer review process where the peers are informed by bibliometric indicators. This review gives a short overview of the practice of peerreview and its linking with bibliometrics. “Qualitative” peer review and “quantitative” tecniques of bibliometrics should be seen not as competing processes in scientific evaluation, but as two options with which to view a scientific work from different perspectives.