Timeline: History of Peer Review

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From the church trying to control everything to open access, peer review has seen some major changes and worn some interesting hats. It has taken a long time for peer review to become what it is today.  Click on the photo to navigate through the history of peer review and find out how peer review developed into the gold standard of science we know today.

Most of the data is thanks to Thomas H.P. Gould’s wonderful book Do We Still Need Peer Review? An argument for change.  For more history on the first academic journal check out the Liveblog: (Re) Inventing Science Publishing.

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One comment

  1. Nice timeline – try to link the text as well as the image. Also you need a link on the book you mention.

    Your headline should lead with the timeline, e.g. TIMELINE: A history of peer review. You could also ‘sell’ it a bit more. ‘History’ is dry and doesn’t tell us why we might want to read it (i.e. what’s in it). For example: “From Gutenberg to Einstein…”

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