Definition of peer review in English:

peer review

noun

  • [mass noun] Evaluation of scientific, academic, or professional work by others working in the same field.

    ‘we submit our findings to rigorous peer review’
    [count noun] ‘a peer review is likely to help motivate staff’
    • ‘The academics needed peer review and high quality publishing of their papers for success and status in their field.’
    • ‘Scientists say if they didn't have peer review they would have to invent it.’
    • ‘But the report has yet to be subjected to peer review, let alone be published in an academic journal.’
    • ‘This, he says, will make it possible for medical professionals to evaluate each other in a process of peer review.’
    • ‘And, finally, why isn't peer review considered worthy of serious academic recognition?’
    • ‘The products that result from this effort are assessed for quality by peer review and made public.’
    • ‘None of these books was put through any sort of scientific peer review before being published.’
    • ‘The scientific method and peer review may be distinctly anti-feminist.’
    • ‘In peer review, performance is reviewed by expert colleagues.’
    • ‘This indicates the need for better use of guidelines in scientific editing and peer review.’
    • ‘Secondly, it is part of science's code of conduct not to go public before having one's research appraised by peer review.’
    • ‘Evaluation and peer review should serve to improve standards.’
    • ‘Competent institutions incorporate peer review in all business processes.’
    • ‘These conclusions can then be scrutinized by other scientists in the form of peer review.’
    • ‘They tend to be people whose work has not been subjected to peer review within their profession.’
    • ‘Despite the sprint to publication, the paper did go through editing and peer review.’
    • ‘Has the basis for the opinion survived peer review and has it been published?’
    • ‘As a basis for this peer review, cancer service providers will be required to self assess their performance against the standards.’
    • ‘One of the early precedents of open source intelligence is the process of academic peer review.’
    • ‘At an academic level, peer review is basically hole-punching and fault finding.’

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • Subject to a peer review.

    ‘a peer-reviewed journal’
    • ‘If, however, the journal wants to peer review every study and take only those that are original and pass review then the fee will be smaller.’