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Related to that last retoot from @DoctorZen, I also think it’s counterproductive for library resources to have simple binary markers for “peer review,” as peer review indicates a process rather than a status (unlike :OpenAccess: ). I’ve had to clarify many times that yes, a journal overall includes peer-reviewed articles, but the particular thing on this screen is actually an editorial that’s not gone through the same sort of process.

Basically: binaries bad, almost all the time.

At the same time, I’m *~very much not~* a cataloging / resources librarian. I’d be super interested in learning whether / why this is generally considered a best practice, if it’s not just a common practice.

@foureyedsoul OH HEY RIGHT IN MY FEELINGS.

Short take as I'm heading out is that we/people/systems do this because there's SO much stuff and metadata about it and therefore we do the best we can, but marking peer review at a journal level is basically the worst for articles.

Saying a journal uses peer-review is fine because it engages judgment. But like... transitive properties are always ever a hot mess.

@foureyedsoul We briefly experimented with trying to direct people towards peer reviewed materials before we realized it was a losing battle in terms of the available better data.

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