Definition of peer review in US English:

peer review


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


[with object]peer-review
  • Subject (someone or something) 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.’


peer review

/ˌpi(ə)r rəˈvyo͞o//ˌpɪ(ə)r rəˈvju/