Peer Review

Peer review lies at the heart of the scientific method and Reviewers play a pivotal role in scholarly publishing. The peer review system exists to validate academic work and helps to improve the quality of published research. Despite criticisms about the integrity of peer review, peer review is still the only widely accepted method for research validation and has continued successfully with relatively minor changes since the first academic journal was launched in 1665 (more than 350 years ago!). This policy describes the types of peer review which can apply to Athena publications as well as some of the key principles which form the basis of the peer review process.

Types of Peer Review
Peer Review Principles