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Peer review is a systematic process for evaluating the quality of research grant applications and scientific manuscripts. How does the peer review process establish credibility in scientific research? Are you ready to be a reviewer? Do you know what is expected of you?

Check out these selected resources to learn more about peer review and the ethical issues that can arise when deciding to become a reviewer, during the review process, and even after submitting a review.

New Open Access Journal Plans to Pay Reviewers in Science Insider, January 12, 2015, discusses a new business model in open access scientific publishing.

Content Collection: Interactive Peer Review in Science Careers, May 21, 2013, discusses open methods of peer review.

Peer Review Resources by Yale University includes a guide for manuscript review, PowerPoint presentation, and case studies with discussion materials.

Inside the NIH Grant Review Process includes print resources and a series of videos produced by the Center for Scientific Review (CSR) - NIH Peer Review Process Revealed, Tips for Applicants, and What Happens to Your NIH Grant Application.

NIH Peer Review Policies and Practices includes What’s New, Information for Reviewers, and Policies and Practices.

Council on Science Editors (CSE) White Paper - Section 2.3 Reviewer Responsibilities outlines effective practices and reviewer responsibilities for promoting integrity in scientific journal publishing.

Who’s Afraid of Peer Review? by John Bohannon in Science, October 4, 2013: Vol. 342 no. 6154 pp. 60-65, describes how a spoof paper concocted by Science reveals little or no scrutiny at many open–access journals.

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