Vol. 14 No. 1 (2023): Peer review: a process undergoing a required transformation

The role of peer review in the evaluation of research in Italy. Some remarks on the evaluation of PRINs

Maurizio Vivarelli
University of Torino

Published 2022-12-19


  • Peer review,
  • Research evaluation,
  • PRIN- Progetti di Rilevante Interesse Nazionale,
  • Academic field M-STO/08 (Archival science, bibliography and library science)

How to Cite

Vivarelli, M. (2022). The role of peer review in the evaluation of research in Italy. Some remarks on the evaluation of PRINs. JLIS.It, 14(1), 121–137. https://doi.org/10.36253/jlis.it-500


This contribution proposes some remarks on the evaluation and financing mechanisms of PRINs – Progetti di Rilevante Interesse Nazionale, promoted in Italy by the MUR - Ministry of University and Research, in the context of the critical issues and evolution prospects of peer review, of which a summary state of the art is presented. Starting from the partial and incomplete data made available on the MUR website dedicated to PRINs, are listed and examined the projects financed for the current disciplinary sector M-STO/08 (Archival Science, Bibliography and Librarianship), in the years between 1996 and 2020, and those included in other disciplinary areas that have as their subject matters related to the contents of the academic field M-STO/08.


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