Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology
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Year : 1997  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 107-112

Peer review and refereeing in medicine and medical sciences

Department of Surgery, College of Medicine and Asir Central Hospital, Abha, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Oluwole Gbolagunte Ajao
Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, P.O. Box 641, Abha
Saudi Arabia
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PMID: 19864786

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Every academic scientist will come into contact with peer review process either as a reviewer of others work, or as an author whose work is being reviewed by others, or as an applicant for research grant. Historically, peer review process came at various times to various journals for a variety of reasons in haphazard manner. Many forms of criticisms have been made against the process of peer review, and some critics do not believe that the process prevents the publication of flawed articles and fraudulent research. Despite the criticisms, there are advantages of peer review. At present in medical journalism peer review process is an indispensable entity for assessing manuscripts intended for publication.

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