Fetus is the developing stage of the mammal after the embryonic stage and before the completion the gestation period.In humans it starts from the 11th week of the gestation period. The fetus develops into complete organism in the gestation period. The fetus is connected to the maternal body through the umbilical cord, which is the only passage or source of nutrition to the fetus. The characterization of the fetus is done by the presence of body parts which may not be functional or fully develobved but at their anatomical positions. 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 July, 2014