there are many abuses in practice-xtabber (October 22, 2013, 12:58 PM)
And that was my attempted point. While I'm aware of the [stricter] meaning of the term, I seldom [when actually published] see it in action. The petty jealousies of academia far surpass anything to be found in the commercial [real?] world, and ofttimes colour committee judgements. At the end of the day, that formal process devolved to the personal judgements of the adjudicators, not all of whom are impartial and non-judgemental. Same thing applies to the corporate world, although the motivations there [usually] tend to be a bit more clear. Been, unfortunately, involved in both worlds, but when I discovered that my compatriots did not try as hard [as me] to clear their thoughts of possible prejudices and biases, and since I had neither the resource(s) nor the power to enforce such, I relegated the process to my mental scrapheap, where it has remained for the last decade or so. Still read 'em, when available, but no longer place any credence in 'em.