Peer Review: BERT accepts peer-reviewed and non-peer-reviewed material for indexing. BERT recognizes the following types of peer review:
- Blind, or Anonymous Peer Review - Content is reviewed by external reviewers and the author's identity is unknown to the reviewer. A double-blind peer-review process is where both the reviewer and the author remain anonymous throughout the process.
- Expert Peer Review - Content is reviewed by internal or external reviewers, and the author's identity may or may not be known to the reviewer. This peer-review process employs at least two reviewers with scholarly affiliation. Internal and editorial reviews are not recognized.