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The Future of Peer Review

Access to useful resource for academic and student researchers added to PM World Library

27 April 2019 – Dallas, London, Sydney – A new resource has been added to the PM World Library (PMWL) related to project management research.  The resource is a 2012 article by Richard Price, founder and CEO of, titled “The Future of Peer Review” published on the site

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 prospect of instant distribution of research is tremendously exciting. If you can tap the global brains of your research community in effectively close to real time, as opposed to waiting 6 months to 24 months to distribute your ideas, there could be a wonderful acceleration in the rate of idea generation…

To access this resource, go to the PM Research Resources section of the library at, click on “Information for Researchers”, scroll down to papers. Must be registered as trial or full member and logged in to access.