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Diversity and inclusion in peer review

Peer Review Week 2018

Peer Review Week is a global event celebrating the essential role that peer review plays in maintaining research quality. It aims to showcase the important work of editors and reviewers, advance best practice, and highlight new innovations.

It is also an opportunity to highlight the resources and support available to authors, reviewers, and those who manage the peer review process. Our interactive resource hub, 360° view of peer review, is designed to help you better understand the process and discover how becoming a peer reviewer yourself can be good for your research career.

Diversity in peer review

The theme of this year’s Peer Review Week was diversity and inclusion in peer review, encouraging us all to consider what diversity in peer review looks like and why it is important.

Another aim of this year’s event was encouraging researchers who are not currently reviewers to get involved, particularly those from underrepresented groups. Not only will this help the research community but it can bring many benefits for the researcher’s own career.

In a series of Peer Review Week posts we looked at why and how researchers can get involved with peer review: