Paul Sutton


Peer Review Week

Peer review week

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September 19th to 23rd is peer review week

This is very important to help maintain the integrity of science.

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Covid 19 Origins

One of the early theories about Covid 19, was that it originated in a Wuhan market, where humans and animals were in close contact.

Recent research seems to have confirmed this. There are several mainstream media (newspaper) articles on this. I decided to try and find a more useful source. so this article on Web MD seems a good initial source.

I think the above articles are also peer reviewed, so they are a more credible source, plus it is far better to read the original articles / papers than news paper reports which end up inaccurate, if the Journalist is not a specialist or just in some case lazy and sloppy.

The sense about science website has some good information and advise with regard to asking for evidence for research purposes. Along with this is an excellent introduction to the peer review process, so well worth reading.

It is good, that we are finally seeing the results of actual research in to this, and while it probably won't put conspiracy theories to bed, it may influence policies etc that are hopefully based on researched based evidence.


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Peer review process

I have been contacting various organisations to ask for resources for the STEM group, Sense About Science [1] have now sent the Library some resources.

On their website, I found a really interesting document looking at the peer review process [2].

Well worth reading, even if you are not in academia.


  1. SenseAboutScience
  2. Peer review process