Is peer review any good? A quantitative analysis of peer review

Casati, Fabio and Marchese, Maurizio and Ragone, Azzurra and Turrini, Matteo (2009) Is peer review any good? A quantitative analysis of peer review. UNSPECIFIED.

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    In this paper we focus on the analysis of peer reviews and reviewers behavior in conference review processes. We report on the development, definition and rationale of a theoretical model for peer review processes to support the identification of appropriate metrics to assess the processes main properties. We then apply the proposed model and analysis framework to data sets about reviews of conference papers. We discuss in details results, implications and their eventual use toward improving the analyzed peer review processes. Conclusions and plans for future work close the paper.

    Item Type: Departmental Technical Report
    Department or Research center: Information Engineering and Computer Science
    Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA076 Computer software
    Additional Information: Preliminary Draft
    Report Number: DISI-09-045
    Repository staff approval on: 18 Aug 2009

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