In order to ensure quality and increase performance, many journalists engage in peer review. Peer review involves the evaluation of a journalist's work by their colleagues. It can help peers learn to better their skills, establish the skills they need for higher publications, and create better relationships between associates. Some publications mandate peer review in order to help with the editing process before articles are published.
Throughout the years, there has been some criticism over peer review. Some say the process can lead to bias or suppression, causing articles not to be fully authenticated before published. Others say peer review can lack accountability, which leads to inconsistency and abuse by those reviewing the work.
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