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- noun The
scholarlyprocess whereby manuscriptsintended to be published in an academic journalare reviewed by independent researchers ( referees) to evaluate the contribution, i.e. the importance, noveltyand accuracy of the manuscript's contents.
- verb The reviewing before publication, by an authority or authorities in the pertinent field of study, of the written form of an idea, hypothesis, theory, and/or written discussion of such.
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- verb evaluate professionally a colleague's work
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