The history of the peer-review process

Trends Biotechnol. 2002 Aug;20(8):357-8. doi: 10.1016/s0167-7799(02)01985-6.


The peer-review process is a turf battle with the ultimate prize of the knowledge, science or doctrine being published. On the one side, we have the writers and originators of ideas, on the other, we have the editors and critics. But it was not always so.

Publication types

  • Historical Article

MeSH terms

  • History, 16th Century
  • History, 17th Century
  • History, 18th Century
  • History, 19th Century
  • History, 20th Century
  • History, Ancient
  • History, Medieval
  • Peer Review, Research* / methods
  • Peer Review, Research* / trends
  • Periodicals as Topic / history*