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Options for peer-reviewing of the electronic journal: opportunities for the participation of developing countries' scientists in mainstream science

Nwagwu, Williams

Abstract:
This paper traces the origin and evolution of the peer review process, highlighting its strengths and weaknesses to date. The author suggests that technology offers new opportunities for automated non-blinded open review process in which the identities of the author and the reviewer are not shielded. This approach, the author argues, conforms with the openness culture of the Internet.  Options and strategies for effecting this type of review process are suggested.

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Document Title: Options for peer-reviewing of the electronic journal: opportunities for the participation of developing countries' scientists in mainstream science
Journal: Africa Media Review
Volume: 14
Issue: 1
No. of Pages: 53-73


Document Type:Journal Article (Peer Reviewed)
Subject Area:Research
Country:International
Keywords:Peer Review, Science and Technology, Developing countries, Scientists, Journal Peer Review, Publishing


File Size:65 KB
Date Added:12 June 2007


Nwagwu, Williams (2006). Options for peer-reviewing of the electronic journal: opportunities for the participation of developing countries' scientists in mainstream science, Africa Media Review, 14(1): 53-73