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Peering Into Peer Review

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Science  07 Feb 2014:
Vol. 343, Issue 6171, pp. 596-598
DOI: 10.1126/science.343.6171.596

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Most scientists have the greatest respect for peer review at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). But two recent studies of cardiovascular research suggest it's falling short in meeting its main mission—to help NIH officials decide what research is likely to have the biggest impact.