Peer review is an imperative pillar of publishing. Publication today is almost impossible to do without the use of technology such as emails and PDF reader. It makes turning out large volumes of works possible. Imagine if authors had to send hard copy of manuscripts to publishers by posts and wait for replies offline probably through the same postal system. Studies have shown that the number of published works keep increasing exponentially yearly. Most online journals nowadays use the submission system so as to make publishing author’s works faster. The submission system used is just like the electronic type of the former log books that were used to keep records and track manuscripts and this involves the use of peer review. Peer review have also been boosted by technology.
Advantages of Peer Review
It gives useful feedback to improve the quality of the research work.
It can help validate the research and prevent falsification.
It helps to select the most crucial research works for publication.