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CHEM 597R - The Scientific Paper and Peer Review: Peer Review

Peer Review

"Scientific peer review is the evaluation of scientific research findings or proposals for competence, significance and originality by qualified experts who research and submit work for publication in the same field (peers)."

Peer review is an activity that scientists voluntarily do as part of their work in a discipline.  Not only is it performed to ensure that the level of work by others in the field continues to be of high-quality, significant, original, and further advances science, but it also helps scientists consider how valuable critical scrutiny is to improving their own work and presentation.  It is with this in mind that we approach peer review as part of writing a paper in this course.

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