A chemical process occurring within a cell or organism that is necessary for maintenance of life. In metabolism some of the substances are broken down to yield energy for vital processes while other substances are necessary for life are synthesized.
Peer review refers to the work done during the screening of submitted manuscripts and funding applications. This process encourages authors to meet the accepted standards of their discipline and reduces the dissemination of irrelevant findings, unwarranted claims, unacceptable interpretations, and personal views. Publications that have not undergone peer review are likely to be regarded with suspicion by academic scholars and professionals.
Last date updated on September, 2014