Peer Review Week 2018

 

What is going on during Peer Review Week?

Monday 3 Friday 7 Sunday 9 Monday 10 Tuesday 11
Wednesday 12 Thursday 13 Friday 14 Blogs

Monday 3rd September

What: Peer Review Week Q&A with JNeurosci and eNeuro Editors-in-Chief
Diversity and Inclusion in Peer Review
When: September 3 – 15, 2018
Who: JNeurosci and eNeuro
Further details: The forum is open for questions from September 3 through September 15.  The EiCs will join the discussion during Peer Review Week on September 10-15. https://community.sfn.org/t/2018-peer-review-week-q-a/9178

Friday 7th September

What: Report “Global State of Peer Review”
Where: https://publons.com/community/awards/peer-review-awards-2018#peer-review-report
When: 7 September
Who: Publons
Further details: One of the largest peer review reports of it’s time combining years’ of data from Clarivate Analytic’s, data-driven analysis from Publons’ cross-publisher peer review platform, and survey responses from ~12,000 researchers globally.

Sunday 9th September

What: Twitter chat: The role of gender in peer review and journal publications
When: Sunday September 9 8:00pm-9:00pm EST
Who: Denise Goodman, MD (Associate Editor for The Journal of Pediatrics; Division of Critical Care Medicine, Ann and Robert H Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL) and Wadsworth A. Williams II, MA (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL)
Further Details: Hosted by @womeninmedchat, Dr. Goodman and Mr. Williams answer questions about their recent publication “The Role of Gender in Publication in The Journal of Pediatrics 2015-2016: Equal Reviews, Unequal Opportunities.” The article is available here. Follow #WomenInMedicine.

Monday 10th September

What: 2018 Entre Pares conferenceScientific evaluation and review of peers”
When: 10 and September 11, 2018 , University Cultural Complex; Autonomous University of Puebla; Mexico
Who: Dr. Theodora Bloom, BMJ. And Dr. Bahar Mehmani, Elsevier.
Further Details: During this session speakers will talk about trends in peer review and the importance of transparency, recognition and diversity and inclusion in peer review.

What: Panel discussion “The importance of Diversity and Inclusion in Peer Review” chaired by Jim Smith, Director of Science at Wellcome.  Organised by Wellcome in partnership with F1000
Where:  Wellcome HQ, London
When: Monday 10 September 18:00-20:00 BST (17:00 – 18:00 UTC)
Who: Jim Smith, Jocalyn Clark (The Lancet), Kebede Deribe (University of Sussex), Sonia Gandhi (Francis Crick Institute)
Further details: Areas for discussion will include issues surrounding gender, underrepresented minorities and country bias – both explicit and implicit, as well as more profession-specific issues such as the inclusion of early-career researchers in peer review and the gender gap in authorship. Full details including registration here.

What: ORCID Peer Review Week Webinar (Americas/Europe/Middle East/Africa)
Where: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7400410737743669251
When: 10 September, 10.30-11.30am EDT, 3.30-4.30 BST
Who: Joris van Rossum (Digital Science) and Brigitte Shull (Cambridge University Press) on the Blockchain for Peer Review Initiative; Liz Allen (F1000); Stephanie Dawson (ScienceOpen); Alice Meadows (ORCID)
Further details: This is the first of two webinars we are hosting to celebrate Peer Review Week 2018. Learn about how ORCID is helping increase recognition for peer review, including some of the innovative ways our members are using ORCID in peer review.

What: “Why should you be a peer reviewer?”
When: Monday, September 10, 2018 08:30 – 9:30 AM EDT (GMT -4:00)
Who: Dr. Philip Lindeman (M.D., Ph.D., Columbia University, USA)
Further Details: Dr. Philip Lindeman will help attendees enhance their understanding about the intricacies of the peer review process and also explain why researchers should consider becoming peer reviewers. Full details and registration here.Tuesday 11th September

What: Article – Why Use the Double-Blind Peer Review Process?
Where: IGI Global Newsroom
When: September 10, 2018
Who: IGI Global
Further details: Learn what IGI Global’s peer review process looks like, and why the international academic publisher uses the double-blind peer review process for their publications. Visit IGI Global’s newsroom to read more.

Tuesday 11th September

What: 2018 CSE Webinar Series “The Peer Review Ecosystem: Where Does Diversity & Inclusion Fit In?”
When: Tuesday 11 September 10:00 -11:30 EST (14:00 – 15:30 UTC)
Who: Brittany Swett (J&J Editorial), Ella Flemyng (BMC), Brooks Hansen (American Geophysical Union), Racquel Jemison (American Chemical Society)
Further Details: The webinar speakers will touch on the importance of diversity and inclusion in their organizations as well as various practical approaches that others can use to help diversify their own peer reviewer communities.  Full details and regististration here.

What: Webinar – Top 10 questions authors have about peer review (Editage)
When: September 11th
Who: Jacob. D. Wickham, Ph.D., Scientific Managing Editor of Integrative Zoology, and Assistant Professor at the Chinese Academy of Sciences
Further details: Editage trainer Dr. Wickham has extensive experience of working with authors as well as peer reviewers. During this webinar, Dr. Wickham will discuss 10 questions authors frequently ask about peer review, and will share valuable insights, tips, and guidelines to help authors deal with peer review more confidently.

What: Live Twitter Discussion: The Global State of Peer Review: Findings from one of the biggest ever studies of peer review
Where:Twitter: @publons | @PeerRevWeek
When: Tuesday 11 September, 10 AM Eastern
Who: Andrew Preston, Manager Director, Publons
Further Details: What does the peer review landscape look like today? Is it getting better or worse? And who’s actually doing all the peer review, anyway? In this live session, Andrew Preston will introduce some of the key findings from the inaugural Global State of Peer Review report from Publons — drawing back the curtain to bring greater transparency and understanding to the current state of scholarly peer review. Tune in and come prepared for live questions and discussion.

What: Addressing academic gatekeeping and bias in peer review
Where: Twitter: @Bali_Maha | @PeerRevWeek
When: Tuesday 11 September, 5 PM BST
Who: Maha Bali, Associate Professor of Practice, American University in Cairo
Further Details: Maha Bali will present a session covering academic gatekeeping and bias in peer review and discussing different approaches such as single, double blind and open peer review.

Wednesday 12th September

What: Publons Global Peer Review Awards
Where: publons.com/community/awards/peer-review-awards-2018
When: 12 September
Who: Publons
Further details: Publons Global Peer Review Awards celebrate the top contributing peer reviewers each year, honoring the critical role of peer reviewers in ensuring the quality and integrity of published research. The 2018 Award categories include:

  • Top 1% of reviewers in their field
  • Top quality reviewers
  • Top reviewers for top journals
  • Top handling editors
  • Publons ECR reviewer choice award (new)

What: Webinar hosted by Collaborative Knowledge Foundation
When: Wednesday 12 September 10:00 -11:00 EST (14:00 – 15:00 UTC)
Who: Kristen Ratan, Hannah Drury ( eLife), Dan Morgan (Collabra Psychology), Andrew Smeall (Hindawi)
Further Details: Join to hear members of the xPub journals submission and peer review platform community discuss their organizations’ unique approaches to Peer Review and Diversity and Inclusion in review. Further, this group of diverse organizations will discuss how they are working together using Open Source infrastructure as facilitated by Coko to advance peer review workflow. Time for Q&A will be included.  Register here.

What: Short workshop and introduction to Diversity and Inclusivity Manifesto
Where:  ALPSP Conference,  Beaumont Estate, Old Windsor, Berkshire, UK
When: Wednesday 12 September 17:30-18:00 BST (16:30 – 17:30 UTC)
Who: Laura Cox (Ringgold), Phil Jones (Emerald Publishing), Nancy Roberts (Business Inclusivity), Phil Hurst (Royal Society), Alice Ellingham (Editorial Office Ltd), Nikul Patel (OUP)
Further Details:   This draft manifesto was the response to a workshop titled “Resilience Through Diversity” held at R2R in February 2018.  This session aims to provide an introduction to the main elements of the manifesto with time for Q&A and feedback/comments.  Due to space limitations, please pre-register here.

What: Wiley #PeerReviewWeek18 webinar – Why publish a Registered Report?
When: Wednesday 12th September 2018, 3.00pm BST 10.00am EST
Who: Eric M. Prager (Editor in Chief, Journal of Neuroscience Research), Daryl O’Connor (Chair, British Psychological Society Research Board) and Nidhi Bansal (Editor-in-Chief, Cancer Reports)
Further Details: Registered Reports increase inclusivity in research, improving transparency and reproducibility by reducing publication bias. Register to join our panel of leading academics as we discuss their motivations for introducing Registered Reports and hear about their experiences so far with a live Q&A

What: Peer Review: Why You Should Get Involved – Talks and panel discussion on diversifying peer reviewer communities
Where:  University College London, UK
When: Wednesday 12 September 15:00-17:00 BST
Who: Hugo Spiers (UCL), Dina Balabanova (LSHTM), Jessica Wade (Imperial College), Elisa De Ranieri (Nature journals), Luke Fleet (Nature), Ella Flemyng (BMC)
Further details: Hear from Nature Research and BMC journal editors about why you should get involved in peer reviewing and participate in a discussion on diversity and inclusion in peer review. Full details including registration here.

What: Diversity in Peer Review: Improving the Author Experience (A half-day conference hosting virtual and in-person attendees)
Where: https://learn.aje.com/peerreviewweek2018/
When: 12 September, 12:45pm – 4:15pm GMT
Who: Susan Spilka (Workplace Equity Project); Chrissy Prater, PhD (Research Square); Damian Pattinson, PhD (Research Square); Emily Marchant (Cambridge University Press); Kristin McNealy, PhD (Wiley); Ben Mudrak, PhD (ACS)
Further details: Join us for a half-day conference on peer review with industry experts from Wiley, the American Chemical Society, Cambridge University Press, the Workplace Equity Project, and Research Square! Authors will learn about diversity issues, challenges with speed in peer review, and open peer review. Participants will also hear about initiatives that are being implemented and technologies that are being explored to improve the peer review process.

What: Peer Review: Why You Should Get Involved – Talks and panel discussion on diversifying peer reviewer communities
Where: University College London, UK
When: Wednesday 12 September 15:00-17:00 BST
Who: Hugo Spiers (UCL), Dina Balabanova (LSHTM), Jessica Wade (Imperial College), Elisa De Ranieri (Nature journals), Luke Fleet (Nature), Ella Flemyng (BMC)
Further details: Hear from Nature Research and BMC journal editors about why you should get involved in peer reviewing and participate in a discussion on diversity and inclusion in peer review. Full details including registration here.

What: Live Twitter Discussion: Overcoming challenges in peer review with Southern Asia
Where: Twitter: @hmirfanullah| @PeerRevWeek
When: Wednesday 12 September, 10:00 BST
Who: Dr Haseeb Md Irfanullah, Editorial Board, Bangladesh Journal of Plant Taxonomy
Further Details:   During this session, Dr Haseeb Md Irfanullah will discuss the challenges faced in peer review within Southern Asia and how these challenges can by overcome through diversity and inclusion, focusing on women and youth.

Dr Haseeb Md Irfanullah will talk about the inclusion of Southern Asia in the global peer review landscape and the inherent challenges that comes with it, as well as the roles the North and South can play to tackle those challenges.

Thursday 13th September

What: Webinar
Where: Researcher Academy
When: 13th September, 1 pm UTC
Who: Shirin Heidari (Senior Fellow in Residence at the Global Health Centre), Sanjana Balu (Events and Public Engagement Coordinator Sense About Science)
Further details: https://researcheracademy.elsevier.com/navigating-peer-review/fundamentals-peer-review/diversity-peer-review

What: “Peer Reviewing with Confidence with the Publons Academy” webinar 1
Where: https://publons.com/community/academy-webinar-registration/
When: 13th September, 9am UTC
Who: Duncan Nicholas (DN Journal Publishing Services) and Julia Mouatt (Publons)
Further details: this is the first of two identical 1h webinars held during peer review week covering the first 4 of the 10 modules of the Publons Academy. Learn about the peer review process, managing bias and conflicts of interest, and how to structure a peer review report. Attendees will receive a special code to fast-track their way to graduation in the Publons Academy.

What: “Peer Reviewing with Confidence with the Publons Academy” webinar 2
Where: https://publons.com/community/academy-webinar-registration/
When: 13th September, 4pm UTC
Who: Duncan Nicholas (DN Journal Publishing Services) and Julia Mouatt (Publons)
Further details: this is the second of two identical 1h webinars held during peer review week covering the first 4 of the 10 modules of the Publons Academy. Learn about the peer review process, managing bias and conflicts of interest, and how to structure a peer review report. Attendees will receive a special code to fast-track their way to graduation in the Publons Academy.

What: Evolution of Peer Review (Parallel Session 1b)
When: Thursday 13th September 2018, 11.35am – 12.20pm BST, ALPSP Conference
Who: Elizabeth Moylan (Publisher, Research Integrity and Publishing Ethics, Wiley), Michael Willis (Senior Manager, Content Review, Wiley), Joanne Appleford-Cook, (Training Manager, Springer Nature) and Clare Hooper (Head of Journals, Liverpool University Press)
Further Details: Peer Review Week 2018 is a great time to reflect on the ways in which peer review is evolving alongside an explosion in the quantity of work needing review. In this panel, we’ll examine why certain peer reviewers are overloaded, whether we are asking more of them, how we might increase the numbers of available reviewers by providing training, and how best to recognise reviewers’ contributions

What: Webinar – Inclusion of early career researchers as peer reviewers (Editage)
When: September 13th
Who: Editage trainer Jacob. D. Wickham, Ph.D., Scientific Managing Editor of Integrative Zoology, and Assistant Professor at the Chinese Academy of Sciences
Further details: In line with the theme of Peer Review Week 2018, in this webinar, Dr. Wickham will talk about why diversity and inclusion are important in peer review and what are some of the concerns we should be prepared to address when trying to work towards greater diversity and inclusion in peer review.

What: IntechOpen celebrates our authors and editors during Peer Review Week
Where: The Anatomy Museum, King’s College London, Strand Campus, London,WC2R 2LS, UK View Map
When: 18.30, Thursday 13 September
Who: IntechOpen
Further details: IntechOpen is celebrating our editors and authors and the role they play in shaping academic books.
We invite you to find out more about the extremes of life in microgravity and in subpolar seabeds, and about how to ensure a diversity of voices in academic publishing. We will raise a glass to our authors and editors who contribute their research, time and ideas to open access books.
Register for free here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/intechopen-celebrates-our-authors-and-editors-during-peer-review-week-tickets-49332680375

What: Diversity in Peer Review: A Conversation with Charles Fox
Where: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6920512395927984131
When: 13th September, 12pm – 1pm CDT
Who: Mark Kohlhase (Allen Press Vice President of Scholarly Publisher Services), Allyson King and Melanie Bonney (Allen Press Managing Editors), and Charles Fox (Functional Ecology Executive Editor and Professor)
Further details: Join our live webinar as we discuss diversity and inclusion in peer review and explore the issues and challenges facing the scholarly community. We will examine how increasing diversity at the editorial board level may help close the gender gap in peer review.

Friday 14th September

What: ORCID Peer Review Week Webinar (Asia Pacific)
Where: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6231103211348198403
When: 14 September, 9.00-10.00am HK, 11.00-12.00pm AEST
Who: Jason Gush (New Zealand ORCID Consortium); Andrew Harrison (Publons); Kerry Kroffe (PLOS)
Further details: This is the second of two webinars we are hosting to celebrate Peer Review Week 2018. Learn about how ORCID is helping increase recognition for peer review, including some of the innovative ways our members are using ORCID in peer review.

What: Live Twitter Discussion: Addressing Implicit Bias in Peer Review: What Works
Where: https://twitter.com/PeerRevWeek
When: Friday 14 September, 10 AM EDT
Who: Brooks Hanson, Executive Vice President for Science, American Geophysical Union (AGU)
Further Details: AGU has been exploring gender bias in acceptance and peer review participation in their journals, committees; and awards and other leadership selection processes. It is also starting a larger ethics, equity, and diversity center and resource for the community. This discussion will overview some of the lessons learned from this experience and analysis, include discussion of other recent studies and provide an opportunity for participants to ask live questions.

Events are continuing after Peer Review Week

What: Diversity & Inclusion in Peer Review: An AUPresses Conversation
Where: Online – link here
When:  Thursday, September 20, 1 p.m. EDT

The Acquisitions Editorial and Journals Committees of the Association of University Presses (AUPresses) will host a conversation about diversity and inclusion in peer review at 1pm (EDT) on September 20.

Participants will frankly discuss the factors and considerations that go into selecting peer reviewers, the challenges of increasing diversity, the differences in the process of selecting peer reviewers for journals v. books, the similarities and differences between STEM and HSS peer review, and other issues relating to the goal of creating fair and legitimate peer review processes that stand the test of time and scholarly rigor. Presenters will include Christie Harvey, director, Princeton University Press; Enrique Lamadrid, author, translator, peer reviewer, and administrator, University of New Mexico; Emily Taylor, journals manager. Ohio State University Press; and Clark Whitehorn, executive editor, University of New Mexico Press.

Viewers can join at https://aupresses.adobeconnect.com/peerreviewweek/ and use the chat box to pose questions of our discussants.

Stay tuned as we update this page with events, workshops, competitions, and more.

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