Improving the peer review of narrative literature reviews jennifer a byrneemail author research integrity and peer review20161:12 https://doiorg/101186/ s41073-016-0019-2 © the author(s) 2016 received: 17 june 2016 accepted: 5 august 2016 published: 4 september 2016 open peer review reports. Thomson reuters (2014) 2014 journal citation reports science edition ( nursing category) [online database] retrieved from http://admin-apps webofknowledgecom/jcr/jcr google scholar thomson reuters (2014) 2014 journal citation reports social science edition (nursing category) [online database] retrieved. Once an article has been submitted for publication, it is reviewed by other independent, academic experts (at least two) in the same field as the authors these are the peers the peers evaluate the research and decide if it is good enough and important enough to publish usually there is a back-and-forth. The exact tasks of a peer reviewer for a medical journal vary widely, depending on the journal they are working for all peer reviewers help editors decide whether a paper should be published, but different journals have different criteria three common areas are. We asked some of our journal's editorial teams to tell us why peer review is so important to them and their journals why do you think peer review is so “peer review is one of the most critical means by which journal editors safeguard the integrity of the scientific literature calling attention to details as.
When considering literature to review, it's important to understand that different types of information sources may be critical for particular disciplines of the authors they almost always include references to literature consulted by the authors they are often peer-reviewed and edited by editors with scholarly credentials. Peer review means that a board of scholarly reviewers in the subject area of the journal, review materials they publish for quality of research and adherence to editorial if you use materials from peer-reviewed publications they have been vetted by scholars in your field for quality and importance. 3 the peer-reviewed literature represents an organised body of knowledge, reviewed by experts professor sir john beddington, government chief scientific adviser, summarised the importance of peer-reviewed literature to the government: “scientific evidence is clearly fundamental to government policy and peer review.
The articles and books that scientists write for sources other than peer-reviewed journals have an important, but very different, purpose than the peer-reviewed literature these pieces are often directed at explaining science in more common language to non-scientists and thus serve a crucial role in describing the impact of. A brief introduction will often include a review of the existing literature on the topic studied, and explain the rationale of the author's study this is important because it demonstrates that the authors are aware of existing studies, and are planning to contribute to this existing body of research in a meaningful. Patients and their families and friends now regularly access medical literature this makes the review process even more important citation: kravitz et al, ' editorial peer reviewers' recommendations at a general medical journal: are they reliable and do editors care', plos one 5(4): e10072.
This paper draws on information gained from literature on the peer review process and the authors' knowledge and experience of contributing as peer reviewers publication in academic journals plays an important role in the development and progress of any profession, including nursing (dipboye 2006. Beyond doubt, id proponents have published a significant body of legitimate peer-reviewed research in the past, critics charged that id cannot be taken seriously until it has published just such peer-reviewed research yet it's important to understand that being recognized in the peer-reviewed literature is not an absolute. Popular literature scholarly literature trade and professional literature journal types: a comparative chart how can you tell a word of caution popular literature popular literature is written by journalists, who are employed by the magazine for which they write journalists cover news and current events in a field,.
The diagram below shows how these steps interact as you move through the literature search and review there are three major routes you can use to get access to the materials you identify find through your limiting your search to the academic (or scholarly or peer-reviewed) journal search options available on. In academic publishing, the goal of peer review is to assess the quality of articles submitted for publication in a scholarly journal before an article is deemed appropriate to be published in a peer-reviewed journal, it must undergo the following process: literature review subjects results conclusion.