Quantitative analysis of a visible tip of the peer review iceberg: Book reviews in chemistry

A. Schubert, S. Zsindely, A. Telcs, T. Braun

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Book reviews are practically unique in being public, "visible" manifestations of the peer review process. Two hundred reviews of 39 books on chemical topics were subjected to statistical context analysis. Dominance of attitudes, consensus among reviewers, correlation between the reviewers' evaluations and the subsequent citation rate of the reviewed book were analysed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)433-443
Number of pages11
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1984


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Library and Information Sciences

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