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The Future of Peer Review

Access to 2012 opinion post by founder of added to PM World Library

22 September 2019 – Dallas, London, Sydney – A new resource of potential use to project management researchers has been added to the PM World Library (PMWL).  The resource is titled “The Future of Peer Review” and is a post by Richard Price, founder of posted on in February 2012.

According to the article, “Many academics are excited about the future of instant distribution of research. Right now the time lag between finishing a paper, and the relevant worldwide research community seeing it, is between 6 months and 2 years. This is because during that time, the paper is being peer reviewed, and peer review takes an incredibly long time. 2 years is roughly how long it used to take to send a letter abroad 300 years ago. Many platforms are springing up which enable research distribution to be instant, so that the time lag between finishing a paper, and everyone in the relevant research community worldwide seeing it, is measured in hours and days, rather than months and years…”

The author discusses problems with historic peer review processes and benefits of instant dissemination of research results.  This article should be of interest to researchers and authors of research papers throughout the project management academic and professional community.

To access this resource, go to the P/PM Research Resources section of the library at, click on Academic Results. Must be registered Trial or Professional Member and logged in to access.