About Peer Review Week

Our press releases:

What is going on during Peer Review Week?

Monday 11 September

  • Q&A: Peer Review reviewed: Julia Wilson, Sense about Science, 10am CET – FEMS
  • Webinar: Transparency in Peer Review Process, 3pm CET – Elsevier
  • Interactive Webinar: Preprints and Open Peer Review, 4pm CET – Academic Karma and Gigascience
  • Blog post: Parallel publishing: what happens when two societies work together – Royal Society
  • Podcast: Perspectives on Transparency in Peer Review, Podcast 1 – J&J Editorial
  • Video: Results-Free Review – BMC
  • Video Resource Library: Editorial Manager Transparency Tools  – Aries Systems
  • Competition: Win £50 of Amazon vouchers by entering our Peer Review Week competition – IOP Publishing
  • News: ORCID becomes required for authors submitting to IOP journals – IOP Publishing
  • Resources: Launching a series of new articles on Editor Resources and Author Services – Taylor & Francis
  • Blog post: Welcome to Peer Review Week 2017! – Wiley
  • Webinar: How to Peer Review a Paper, 7pm JST – Edanz Group
  • Blog post: Towards a more transparent and collaborative review process. – Cell Press
  • Blog post: Making peer reviews citable, discoverable, and creditable – Crossref
  • Poster: An analysis of peer review cases brought to COPE from 1997-2016 – COPE
  • News: Royal Society of Chemistry partners with Publons to give peer reviewers more recognition – Royal Society of Chemistry

Tuesday 12 September

  • Lecture: Why would and should I care about peer review? 12:15 CET – Karolinska Institutet
  • Peer Review Awards, 3pm BST / 10am EST – Publons
  • Panel after the Peer Review Congress – Under the Microscope: Transparency in Peer Review, 5.30pm Central time
  • Blog post: What transparency means to me: an author’s perspective – Royal Society
  • Podcast: Perspectives on Transparency in Peer Review, Podcast 2 – J&J Editorial
  • Video: The journey of a paper from submission to publication – IOP Publishing
  • Video: A day at IOP – IOP Publishing
  • AMA: Peer Review AMA on r/Science with Charley Trowbridge, Director, Peer Review Operations at ACS Publications, 8am EST – ACS Publications
  • Workshop: How to be an effective reviewer: Peer reviewing for academic journals with Taylor and Francis, 12pm-2pm AEST – University of Queensland (non-UQ registrants, include name “Elena Danilova” in email request)
  • Blog post: To Sign or Not to Sign: A Slice of Transparency in Peer Review – PLOS
  • Blog post: How transparency can abate peer review scams – Wiley
  • Video: What does good peer review look like to you? – Cambridge University Press
  • Blog post: Does Born-Digital Mean Rethinking Peer Review? – AAUP
  • Blog post: Funding decisions: insider insights – Medical Research Council

Wednesday 13 September

  • Blog post: Peer review in grant applications – Royal Society
  • Video: Interview with Philip Moriarty, “Transparency in peer review” – IOP Publishing
  • Blog post: Peer reviewing conferences – IOP Publishing
  • Workshop: Writing Award-Winning Reviews, 1pm-2pm AEST – University of Queensland (non-UQ registrants, include name “Elena Danilova” in email request)
  • Workshop: Peer Reviewer training with Publons Academy, 3pm-4pm AEST – University of Queensland (non-UQ registrants, include name “Elena Danilova” in email request)
  • Blog post: Recognition for Review: Wiley’s Partnership with Publons, One Year Later – Wiley
  • Webinar: How to Write a Peer Review Report, 7pm JST – Edanz Group
  • Blog post: Are You Protecting Your Research? – IGI Global
  • Video: IGI Global Peer Review Process: Are you Ready to Share Vetted Research with the World? – IGI Global
  • Blog post: What to do when your paper is out for review – Cell Press

Thursday 14 September

  • Webinar: Peer Review Week 2017, 10am EST – ORCID
  • Webinar: Tools of the Trade for Transparency, 12pm EST – CSE
  • Seminar: Transparency in Peer Review and High Impact Research, 10am CET – The British University in Egypt (BUE)
  • Panel with Q&A: Defining Transparency in Peer Review, 6pm BST – F1000
  • Blog post: Ethics in peer review – IOP Publishing
  • Blog post: How transparency can abate peer review scams – Wiley
  • Blog post: Transparent Review at the European Journal of Neuroscience: experiences one year on – Wiley
  • Webinar: Current Issues in Peer Review, 4pm BST – COPE
  • Blog post: Trust and Truth in Transparency – IGI Global
  • Seminar: Maintaining the Integrity of Scientific Knowledge Content Collaborative Efforts Among Librarians, Researchers, Publishers & Content Distributors by Dr. Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, IGI Global’s Executive Editor – IGI Global
  • Blog post: What changed? Transparency in a table to highlight the value of peer review – Cell Press
  • Blog post: Peer Review: an Editor-in-Chief’s perspective – Biochemical Society

Friday 15 September

  • Webinar: Open Peer Review: Models, Attitudes and Next Steps, 12pm CET – OpenAIRE and OpenUP
  • Webinar: What is ReviewerCredits and how can it contribute to transparency in #peerreview? 4pm CET – University of Milan-Bicocca
  • Panel: Peer Review: What You Need To Know, 3pm BST – Springer Nature
  • Competition: Winner announced – IOP Publishing
  • Blog post: What can publishers do to encourage and contribute to a culture of transparency? – Wiley
  • Blog Post: Scholarly Publishing: A Look Back – IGI Global

Saturday 16 September

  • Blog: Understanding the Best Practices of a Peer Reviewer  – IGI Global

Sunday 17 September

  • Workshop: Peer Review: Nuts & Bolts, 10 am – 12 pm IRDT – University of Tehran
  • Blog post: Peer review is an essential skill for all researchers – Edanz Group

What is Peer Review Week?

Peer Review Week is a global event celebrating the essential role that peer review plays in maintaining scientific quality. The event brings together individuals, institutions, and organizations committed to sharing the central message that good peer review, whatever shape or form it might take, is critical to scholarly communications. We organize virtual and in-person events – webinars, interviews and social media activities.

Why Peer Review Week? 

  • To emphasize the central role peer review plays is scholarly communication
  • To showcase the work of editors and reviewers
  • To share research and advance best practices
  • To highlight the latest innovation and applications
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