Peer Review Week 2018 ran from the 3rd-10th September and focused on the important topic of diversity and inclusion. As Alice Meadows wrote for the Scholarly Kitchen: “The lack of diversity and inclusion in scholarly communications is increasingly well-documented. As the recent Workplace Equity Project survey shows, we are an overwhelmingly white and cis-female industry, with a leadership that is disproportionately white male dominated.”
Events were held across the world, from real-world conferences and panel events to Twitter chats, to discuss how diversity and inclusion could be better improved within peer review. Publons launched their Global State of Peer Review report, which included survey responses from ~12,000 researchers globally.