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Abstract Volume 10 Issue 6 (2005) pp 463-469

Peer Review Pioneer: Arthur Becket Lamb (18801952) on the 125th Anniversary of His Birth

George B. Kauffman

Department of Chemistry, California State University, Fresno, Fresno, CA 93740-8034, georgek@csufresno.edu

Published online: 1 December 2005

Abstract. On the occasion of the 125th anniversary of the birth of chemist, editor, and educator Arthur Becket Lamb (18801952), this article recounts his life and achievements with an emphasis on his longtime editorship of the Journal of the American Chemical Society, where he introduced the practice of anonymous peer review.

Key Words: Chemistry and History; biography; scientific journals; peer review; editors; chemical warfare; american chemistry; American Chemical Society; nitrogen fixation

(*) Corresponding author. (E-mail: georgek@csufresno.edu)

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Issue date: December 1, 2005

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