Professor Albert Weale FBA, Chairman of the British Academy’s Peer Review Working Group, reports on the main findings and recommendations of the Review.
The whole article can be downloaded as a PDF file.
Published in British Academy Review, Issue 10, 2007.
A British Academy report launched on 5 September 2007. This review - overseen by an Academy Working Group chaired by Professor Albert Weale FBA - addresses issues relating to the current practice of peer review both for the purpose of awarding research grants and for publication in journals.
Dr David Lambert, Reader in Historical Geography at Royal Holloway, University of
London, tells the story of an unlikely alliance in British efforts to stem the sources of the slave trade in Africa, and describes how geographical knowledge – derived from displaced slaves themselves – contributed to abolitionist endeavours.
Dr David Palfrey, British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow 2003-06, examines some stories about the deaths of philosophers and asks whether, from a philosophical perspective, the manner of their death can tell us anything about the precepts they espoused.