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Originally posted by jprophet420
What is a scholarly or peer reviewed journal?
Scholarly and professional journals feature articles written by researchers and practitioners in a particular subject area. The authors often have particular specialties. Peer groups of researchers, scholars and professionals within a specific discipline are the audience for scholarly literature.
Peer review is a well-accepted indicator of quality scholarship. It is the process by which an author's peers read a paper submitted for publication. A number of recognized researchers in the field will evaluate a manuscript and recommend its publication, revision, or rejection. Articles accepted for publication through a peer review process implicitly meet the discipline's expected standards of expertise.
Articles in some scholarly and professional journals are not peer-reviewed, but are selected by an editor or board. Standards of scholarship in such journals are often equal or comparable to those of peer-reviewed publications, although this is not always the case.
this is not the case with any 'official' 911 report, sorry. if i am mistaken, please correct me by showing me the peer review.
Actually it most certainly is the case. But at the same time the argument is simply a petty attempt to discredit a highly established and recognized report because those opposed to it are unable to do the same.
Originally posted by Willie911
Reading the comments of James Quintier about the NIST process (leading up to the report) i would be very interested to know how
!) many contributions actually agree with the main conclusions of NIST's report;
2) which people are the *main* contributors of the report.