I’m still in the process of working on my next blog entry for my series A Crash Course In Tissue Engineering, and I have also been working with Mr. Jordan Arel on doing a podcast (we have received many of your questions and we are doing our best to try and work as many of those in). I am however taking a short break from those two projects to discuss something different but still immensely important: peer review. Peer review is a lengthy and exhaustive process that scholarly work undergoes prior to publication. While peer review is relevant to all areas of scholarly and academic research, it is critically important for biomedical research. It is because of this process that a researcher like myself, who reads at minimum 30 pieces of published scientific literature a week, can have faith that what they’re reading is credible; especially if one wants to reference data or utilize a method for one's own research. Peer review is central to ensuring high-quality scientific work is published.