Peer Review Week 2016 is here

Find out what we’re up to as we celebrate and explore peer review

Peer Review Week 2016It’s Peer Review Week, a global event which honors the fundamental role peer review plays in helping to ensure published research is accurate, trustworthy, and meets the highest possible standards within a given field.

Behind the scenes

With this year’s theme of ‘recognition for review’ exploring all aspects of those participating in review activity, we wanted to lift the lid on what goes on behind the scenes, including our Peer Review Week exclusive ‘behind the scenes’ cartoon.

Read our resources and join our Twitter discussion

We’ll be highlighting the resources we have on our Editor Resources and Author Services websites, plus unveiling some new ones throughout the course of the week. And, on Wednesday, we’re hosting a Twitter discussion with journal editors and our team here at Taylor & Francis who manage the systems behind peer review. Join us on 21st September from 2.30-3.30pm BST as we put your questions to our panel of experts – you can tweet in a question right now on #tfPeerReview or join us on the day (and we’ll be sharing all the discussion afterwards too).

There’s also lots of events and a wealth of resources available on, so don’t forget to check it out and keep up with the week’s events on #PeerRevWk16.

Lastly, and most importantly, we’d like to say a huge thank you to all the authors, editors and reviewers out there who play such a vital role in the peer review process. Your involvement is invaluable – we salute you.

We hope you enjoy Peer Review Week.

Here are some of our most viewed peer review resources to get you started:

What to expect during peer review: a researcher’s guide
Infographic: Understanding peer review
Understanding different types of peer review
Reviewer guidelines and best practice: a step-by-step guide
Ethical guidelines for peer reviewers
How to get involved in peer review (and why you should)

Peer review: a global view
Global research on journal authors, reviewers and editors attitudes to the peer review process
Peer review: a global view | white paper
Motivations, training and support in peer review | research supplement
Peer review: a global view key findings | video snapshot

Navigating contradicting referee reports: a journal editor’s view
Tips for journal editors on recruiting and retaining reviewers
The importance of training in peer review: an institutional view
The role of reviewers: a journal editor’s view