Peer review infographic: A Brief History of Peer Review

Scholarly journals instituting some kind of peer review date back to the 1600s, but peer review as we know it only appeared in the 1950s. Since then, the peer-reviewed paper has been the gold standard of reliable research reporting. Over this time, peer review has changed—and is changing—to meet the demands of the times.

For Peer Review Week 2023, EASE partnered with Editage to promote an infographic created by David Burbridge: ‘A brief history of peer review’ which provides a quick summary of the crucial developments in peer review and its prospects for the future.