Tom Johnson

At my former agency, publications were scientific that went through a series of mandated peer reviews. First, the author(s) would have their work reviewed and edited by peers that they knew in that area of research. Second, the facility director assigned a committee which included a statistician, to review and edit the work and the director had to sign off on the committee review. Third, it went upstairs to either the regional or national office for review and editing. Fourth, it was then submitted to a journal and went through another peer review and editing. Fifth, if it was accepted by the journal, it finally was published and then placed on the website for the facility as well as notification was sent to the central repository that it was published. Doesn’t every agency follow this protocol? They should.