n African Journal of Herpetology - The 'peer' in 'Peer Review' - : editorial

Volume 61, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 2156-4574
  • E-ISSN: 2153-3660
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Peer review is the best available mechanism for assessing and improving the quality of scientific work. As herpetology broadens its disciplinary and geographic boundaries, high-quality external review is ever more essential. We are writing this editorial jointly because the review process has become increasingly difficult. The resulting delays slow publication times, negatively affect performance reviews, tenure, promotions and grant proposal success. It harms authors, agencies and institutions (Ware 2011).

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