[rfc-i] [irtf-discuss] RFCs accepted journal articles

Jari Arkko jari.arkko at piuha.net
Thu May 2 17:11:35 PDT 2013

> IETF-stream and IRTF-streams are often considered peer-reviewed.
> Other streams may or may not be considered peer-reviewed (I would not consider IAB documents as such), but independent submissions are generally not (they only purpose of the one review they get is to make sure they're on-topic and not bogus).

There are two review steps for the independent submissions, the ISR and the IESG review. I was under the impression that while the latter is just about non-conflict with the IETF process, the former would  have looked at content and worthwhileness to publish. But I've never been a part of the review board, so I don't really know…

Anyway, not trying to deflect your main point but just wondering about this one detail.

Also, IAB does publish documents with a comment period, but it is true that they are not obliged to take feedback into account, so in theory they are not peer reviewed while in practice they often are.


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