“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.
What is peer review, and what do you need to know as an author?
Before submitting your article, you may need to make it anonymous if your chosen journal uses double-blind peer review.
We ask all peer reviewers to make every reasonable effort to adhere to our ethical guidelines.
Advice from published researchers.