peer review

Under the microscope: transparency in peer review

Taylor & Francis is part of the committee behind Peer Review Week, an annual celebration of the essential role that peer review plays in maintaining academic quality. The theme of this year’s series of events (11-17 September) is ‘Transparency’. A highlight of the week will be a panel discussion on September 12 in Chicago, following the… Read more »

Peer review: the nuts and bolts

You’re invited to join a free half-day Sense about Science workshop, sponsored by Taylor & Francis. Find out how peer review works, how to get involved, the challenges to the system, and the role of peer review in helping the public to evaluate research claims. Peer Review: the nuts and bolts is designed for early career… Read more »

Hands up for peer review

We’ve been supporting Sense about Science’s work on peer review for some time, sponsoring their workshops and helping to spread the word about the excellent resources they create for early career researchers on peer review, like their guide on ‘The nuts and bolts of peer review’ which we regularly take along to our author workshops around the world…. Read more »

Creating a clear peer review picture

Peer review is a crucial part of scholarly communication, ensuring that published research is trustworthy, accurate and meets the highest standards possible within a given field. There are lots of different parts to peer review, from the editor assigning the most appropriate associate editor to handle the paper, to sending out reminders to reviewers, and… Read more »

Why should you peer review?

Andrew Preston is the co-founder and CEO of Publons, the world’s largest peer review platform. Andrew tells us more about Publons and peer review in general, and offers some top tips for researchers thinking about making a start in reviewing. Why do you think peer review is so important? Peer review is at the heart of… Read more »

Recognizing reviewers in a new way

The peer review process is vital to the strength of a journal, evaluating the quality, validity, and relevance of scholarly research. As Mike J. Smith, Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Maps comments, “reviewers are the lifeblood of any journal”, investing a huge amount of time and expertise in the process. It’s crucial that reviewers feel supported… Read more »

A ‘Nuts and bolts of peer review’ workshop: 5 take home messages

We’ve been supporting Sense about Science’s work on peer review for some time, sponsoring and going along to their workshops, and generally helping to spread the word about the excellent resources they create for early career researchers on peer review. Their guide on ‘The nuts and bolts of peer review’ is often taken to our author workshops around the… Read more »

16 things you might not know about early career researchers

ECR in the library

What do early career researchers (ECRs) really think about peer review, open access, or Impact Factors? What motivates them to undertake research, how do they choose which journal to publish in, and how do they build their reputation amongst the scholarly community? Recent research from CIBER, an interdisciplinary and independent UK-based research group, analyzes interviews… Read more »

A new approach to peer review

In August, Taylor & Francis announced a new trial with Peerage of Science, a free service which facilitates a streamlined peer review process for authors. The thirty Taylor & Francis journals included in the trial are now benefiting from the enhanced services Peerage of Science offers. So as an author, should you be considering Peerage of… Read more »

Peer Review Week: catch up with our Twitter discussion

Ever wanted the opportunity to ask a journal editor’s advice on peer review? Wondered how they see the process, as the person overseeing decisions to accept, revise or reject papers? As part of our Peer Review Week activities, a panel of journal editors joined us from Argentina, Puerto Rico and the UK, taking a rare opportunity to… Read more »