Melinda Baldwin's scientific contributions

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This essay traces the history of refereeing at specialist scientific journals and at funding bodies and shows that it was only in the late twentieth century that peer review came to be seen as a process central to scientific practice. Throughout the nineteenth century and into much of the twentieth, external referee reports were considered an optio...

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... Most notably, this includes "discretion in the allocation of funds." Ironically, decades later we would hear cries against the Baumann amendment which proposed Congressional veto powers over NSF budget proposals from proponents of the freedom of science (Baldwin, 2018). Bush argued for Congressional powers to push back against funding allocation decisions. ...