Infographic: A history of academic peer review

A history of academic peer review

This infographic was originally published on Frontiers and has been republished here with permission.

Although peer review is a fundamental quality control measure implemented during the publishing process, the practice as we know it today is quite different from how it was envisioned almost two centuries ago. 

History of academic peer review

PDF version available here: A Succinct History of Academic Peer Review


Csiszar, A. (2016) Peer review: Troubled from the start. Nature 532:306-8 doi:10.1038/532306a

Spier, R. (2002) The history of the peer-review process. Trends in Biotechnology 20(8):357-8 doi: 10.1016/S0167-7799(02)01985-6

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