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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
“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 »
At Sense About Science we equip people to make sense of scientific and medical claims in public discussion. One way that we have helped people make sense of science stories is by encouraging them to ask the question “Is it peer reviewed?” It’s a great first question to ask about the status of science claims,… Read more »
Maha Bali is an Associate Professor of Practice at the Center for Learning and Teaching at the American University in Cairo. Responding to the Taylor & Francis survey on peer review inspired me to write my own article, arguing for open peer review. Coincidentally, I published my article in a Taylor & Francis journal, Teaching… Read more »
Read our latest white paper, one of the largest research studies into peer review in recent years. Exploring researchers’ views on the system still very much at the heart of scholarly communication, Peer review in 2015: a global view, gathers opinions from those who author research articles, those who review them, and the journal editors… Read more »
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.
Reviewing is a crucial skill to develop as a researcher. One of the key benefits is that it gives you the opportunity to play a very real part in advancing your area of research.