Date of this Version
U.S. Department of Interior, Archeological Assistance Program Technical Brief No. 14, September 1993.
The review of research by peers has been one hallmark of science throughout its history. Peer reviews are the conscience of science; they provide a necessary check on its practitioners and an explicit evaluation of their efforts. Other professions have recognized the importance of peer reviews for applied sciences as well. For example, the American Society of Civil Engineers and American Consulting Engineers Council (ACEC) have developed a program that offers peer review services for engineering projects and programs.
Purposes and goals of the federal peer review process
Organizing and conducting peer reviews
SCA Peer Review Reports to 1993