Editorial peer review for improving the quality of reports of biomedical studies

Peer review is claimed to have a pivotal role in ensuring quality of scientific research. But, is there any evidence of the effect of editorial peer review on the quality of study reports in biomedical journals?

This resource is a Cochrane Review that deals precisely with this question. Tom Jefferson and colleagues have systematically searched the literature up to June 2004 and found 28 studies addressing the effect of editorial peer review. What did they found? Have a look at this Cochrane Review…

After using this resource, you should be able to...
  • Discuss the evidence on the effectiveness of editorial peer review on the quality of biomedical research reports
Author information: 
Jefferson, Tom; Rudin, Melanie; Brodney Folse, Suzanne; Davidoff, Frank