peer review

Recognizing reviewers with Publons

The peer review process is vital to the strength of a journal, evaluating the quality, validity, and relevance of scholarly research. As Mike J. Smith, Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Maps comments, “reviewers are the lifeblood of any journal”, investing a huge amount of time and expertise in the process. It’s crucial that reviewers feel supported… Read more »

Why should you peer review?

Andrew Preston is the co-founder and Managing Director of Publons, the world’s largest peer review platform. Andrew tells us more about Publons and peer review in general, and offers some top tips for researchers thinking about making a start in reviewing. Why do you think peer review is so important? Peer review is at the heart of… Read more »

Getting started in peer review

Lidiya Nedevska

We’re proud to be a sponsor of the series of excellent peer review workshops run each year by Sense about Science for early career researchers. ‘Peer review: the nuts & bolts’ sessions are a great opportunity to explore how peer review works and to find out how to get involved. The next free workshop will be… Read more »

A peer review resource hub

It’s a common question: what happens to my article after submission, when it enters the mysterious world of peer review? Spoiler alert: it’s not that mysterious, and we’re committed to making it as transparent and clear as possible for our authors. That’s why we’ve brought together our peer review resources into one place, making it… Read more »

How to be an effective reviewer

Our peer review white paper, Peer review: a global view, uncovered a significant desire for more training. Over 50% of respondents who have already reviewed papers said that they had never attended a workshop or formal training on peer review but that they would like to. This rises to over 60% among those who have authored… Read more »

Under the microscope: transparency in peer review

Taylor & Francis is part of the committee behind Peer Review Week, an annual celebration of the essential role that peer review plays in maintaining academic quality. The theme of this year’s series of events (11-17 September) is ‘Transparency’. A highlight of the week will be a panel discussion on September 12 in Chicago, following the… Read more »

Peer review: the nuts and bolts

You’re invited to join a free half-day Sense about Science workshop, sponsored by Taylor & Francis. Find out how peer review works, how to get involved, the challenges to the system, and the role of peer review in helping the public to evaluate research claims. Peer Review: the nuts and bolts is designed for early career… Read more »

Hands up for peer review

We’ve been supporting Sense about Science’s work on peer review for some time, sponsoring their workshops and helping to spread the word about the excellent resources they create for early career researchers on peer review, like their guide on ‘The nuts and bolts of peer review’ which we regularly take along to our author workshops around the world…. Read more »

Creating a clear peer review picture

Peer review is a crucial part of scholarly communication, ensuring that published research is trustworthy, accurate and meets the highest standards possible within a given field. There are lots of different parts to peer review, from the editor assigning the most appropriate associate editor to handle the paper, to sending out reminders to reviewers, and… Read more »

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, including sponsoring their ‘Nuts and bolts of peer review’ workshops. To give you an insight into these events, and just what researchers can gain from taking part, we asked one attendee to tell us what they thought afterwards. “Speakers included seasoned academics who shared their… Read more »