The purpose of peer review, and how reality is matching with expectation
Perceptions on the prevalence of ethical issues in peer review
Timeliness in peer review
Different peer review models
Also available: Peer review, a global view
Interested in what motivates researchers to peer review? Or what training and support people would like to see in place? This supplement to the original survey digs into more of the detail about these important areas.
Making a contribution to the field and sharing results are the strongest motivations for submitting to peer-reviewed journals.
Playing their part as a member of the academic community, reciprocating the benefit, and improving papers are the most important reasons for agreeing to peer review in both science, technology and medicine (STM) and humanities and social sciences (HSS) disciplines.
Most people received their first invitation to review through the journal editor or an editorial board member.
Over two thirds of authors who have never peer reviewed would like to.
64% of authors in HSS and 63% in STM who are yet to review a paper would like formal training.
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