ERIC Number: EJ1046209
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 3
The Importance of Peer Review: Thoughts on Knudson, Morrow, and Thomas (2014)
Fischman, Mark G.
Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, v85 n4 p449-450 2014
Knudson, Morrow, and Thomas (2014) recently summarized a number of important issues related to the quality of peer review and current peer-review practice in kinesiology. This writer endorses their six recommendations for improving peer review in kinesiology journals. The purpose of this commentary is to further highlight the importance of reviewer and associate editor "recommendations" to the editor, and the importance of editor "decisions," in determining what becomes part of a discipline's body of knowledge. These recommendations and decisions ultimately affect what students learn, and what professionals practice, in their disciplines. This kind of power over the control of knowledge and the application of that knowledge is cause for all involved in science to do everything possible to improve our stewardship over peer review.
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Review (Reexamination), Movement Education, Journal Articles, Change Strategies, Educational Practices, Editing
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