peer review

How to be an effective reviewer

What is peer review presentation : How to be a 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 »

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

Huayi Huang gives an early career researcher perspective

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 »

Why should you peer review?

Andrew Preston: Why should you peer review?

Andrew Preston is the co-founder and CEO 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 »

Recognizing reviewers in a new way

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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 »

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 »

16 things you might not know about early career researchers

ECR in the library

What do early career researchers (ECRs) really think about peer review, open access, or Impact Factors? What motivates them to undertake research, how do they choose which journal to publish in, and how do they build their reputation amongst the scholarly community? Recent research from CIBER, an interdisciplinary and independent UK-based research group, analyzes interviews… Read more »

A new approach to peer review

In August, Taylor & Francis announced a new trial with Peerage of Science, a free service which facilitates a streamlined peer review process for authors. The thirty Taylor & Francis journals included in the trial are now benefiting from the enhanced services Peerage of Science offers. So as an author, should you be considering Peerage of… Read more »

Catch up with our peer review Twitter discussion

Ever wanted the opportunity to ask a journal editor’s advice on peer review? Wondered how they see the process, as the person overseeing decisions to accept, revise or reject papers? A panel of journal editors joined us from Argentina, Puerto Rico and the UK, taking a rare opportunity to share peer review expertise across regions and disciplines…. Read more »

The Taylor & Francis Editorial Office team

At Taylor & Francis, our Editorial Office (EO) team support journals through the peer review process, setting up and supervising individual journal Editorial Offices and using CrossRef Similarity Check software. But what does that involve, especially when working across some 600+ journals that reach across all disciplines? Lucy Francis, Editorial Office Team Leader, talks us… Read more »