peer review

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 »

The Taylor & Francis in-house peer review team

  At Taylor & Francis, our In-House Peer Review (IHPR) team support journals through the peer review process, setting up and supervising individual journal Editorial Offices and using CrossRef Similarity Check software. But what does that involve, especially when working across some 300+ journals that reach across all disciplines? Lucy Francis, Editorial Office Team Leader,… Read more »

Peer review: behind the scenes

The peer review process is vital to the strength of a journal, ensuring all submissions receive a fair assessment. But what actually goes on in peer review? What role does the editor play in the process? Who is involved? Why does it take time? If these questions sound familiar to you, read on. We’ll take… Read more »

Peer Review Week 2016 is here

It’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… Read more »

Celebrating everyone involved in peer review

Peer review is the system at the heart of scholarly communication. Its aim is to ensure published research is: 1. Trustworthy 2. Accurate 3. Meets the highest standards possible within a given field Recognising review activity in all its forms To achieve this there are many people involved in the process. There are the journal editors… Read more »

Motivations, training and support in peer review

Interested in what motivates researchers to peer review? Or what training and support people would like to see in place? Now published is Peer review: a global view, the latest supplement from one of the largest research studies into peer review in recent years. 5 key findings: Making a contribution to the field and sharing… Read more »

Understand the nuts and bolts of peer review

“I would recommend anyone interested to go to a session to find out more. In fact, I would urge you to, since the main thing that I took away was just how important it is to get early-career scientists involved in discussions on peer review. We are the next generation of authors, reviewers, scientific journalists,… Read more »