The article is devoted to studying of peer review process’s sources. The problem of peer review formation in the structure of a modern scholarly communication has been described. It is focused that reviewing is an essential part of scientific discourse. The research of peer review’s historic foundation contributes to the creation of a full picture of its functioning, to the determination of the formed peer reviewing trends and the observation of the main stages of the peer review genre evolution.
Keywords: a peer review, peer reviewing, academic communication.
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