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Peer Review: The Challenges for the Humanities and Social Sciences

Published online: 5 September 2007

This review addresses issues relating to the current practice of peer review both for the purpose of awarding research grants and for publication in journals. The review was overseen by an Academy Working Group chaired by Professor Albert Weale, FBA (Professor of Government, University of Essex).

The full text of the Report is available in the following formats:

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  • PDF (for printing and reading offline) (61pp | 1.21Mb)
  • Hard copy (available on request)

The Executive Summary and Recommendations are available as a separate document in the following formats:

  • HTML (for browsing)
  • PDF (for printing and reading offline) (4pp | 718Kb)
  • Hard copy (available on request)

The report was launched at the British Academy on 5 September 2007.

Audio recording of launch (1 hr 34 mins)

Article in the British Academy Review (2007) (pdf)