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NSF Cedes Little Ground on Political Science Reviews

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Science  14 Jun 2013:
Vol. 340, Issue 6138, pp. 1275
DOI: 10.1126/science.340.6138.1275

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New policy would require political science research proposals to the National Science Foundation to get a second look from reviewers, who would evaluate whether they promote national security or economic development. But agency officials aren't deviating far from traditional peer-review practices.