PRW 2022 Activities

There is a lot to look forward to this Peer Review Week. Have an activity to add to the list? Enter it in our Google form, and we’ll be glad to include it!

live events

Peer Review Congress
Join us at the 9th International Peer Review Congress in Chicago, live and virtually. The Congress will provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of new research into the quality and credibility of peer review and scientific publication, to establish the evidence base on which scientists can improve the conduct, reporting, and dissemination of scientific research.
September 8-10 | Chicago

ALPSP Key Note Discussion
Join us at this year’s ALPSP Conference to hear from Peter Cunliffe-Jones about the role of academic publishing in an age of misinformation.
September 14 | 12:00 BST | UK

Live panel debate: Does peer review help or hinder science reporting?
F1000 and Taylor & Francis, in association with the Association of British Science Writers, invite you to join us and our panel of researchers, science and health journalists, press managers, and publishers for our Peer Review Week discussion about the challenges and opportunities of peer review for science and health reporting.
September 21 | 5:30 PM BST | London

Author and reviewer experiences: Building a bridge of empathy
Authors, Publishers, Directors, and Professors across disciplines will present and interact. Research scholars, students, and faculty will participate and collaborate.
September 21 | 11.00 IST | India

Online Events

Council of Science Editors Webinar: Peer Review Week Toolkit
Peer Review Week is just around the corner! Join this CSE webinar to learn how others have organized successful Peer Review Week events and content and start brainstorming how your organization can make the most of PRW this year.
July 21 | 11:00 AM EST

Open, transparent publishing and research integrity
Live webinar on how open research practices including open peer review can help support research integrity.
September 14 | 9:30 AM BST

Webinar: Foundations of Peer Review
Peer review is an essential task that underpins scientific research, but writing your first review can often seem a daunting task. Moreover, for early career researchers it can be difficult to know when you are ready, that you have the knowledge, and that you too can play an important role in your field. How can you ensure you give constructive feedback? How do you manage reviewing the research of someone more senior than yourself? And how do you know it will help them improve their paper?
September 14 | 9:00 AM EST

Community Review: Hear from editors, authors, and reviewers
Join Cell Press editors, authors, and reviewers for a Peer Review Week panel discussion on Community Review, a model for peer review that allows for simultaneous consideration of a manuscript at 20 Cell Press life and medical science journals in a single submission.
September 19 | 12:00 PM EST

What Editors Expect from Peer Reviewers: Building Trust in Research
This 1-hour live webinar is open-to-all. It requires no registration. Anyone can join in from anywhere in the world. Keynote speaker Dr. Sanjay A Pai will give a short presentation on the topic followed by audience questions. This program shall be moderated by Dr. Natasha Das, Cofounder and Director of Hazlo Consultancy Pvt Ltd.
September 19 | 7:30 PM IST | 2:00 PM GMT

Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics Webinar & Tweet Chat
In honour of Peer Review week, the Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics is excited to organise two Twitter Chats on Monday, September 19, 1 pm CET and on Friday, September 23, 5 pm CET. Luca Machiarola (JEO Best Reviewer 2019) and Edna Iordache (KSSTA Best Reviewer 2021) will be on hand to answer questions and share their knowledge and experiences regarding the peer-review process. You can submit your questions ahead of the hour-long events via Twitter, using the hashtag #AskJEO.
September 19 | 1:00 PM CTE & September 23 | 5:00 PM CET

Panel discussion: Perspectives from the academic trio: A deep dive into research integrity issues and challenges faced by authors, editors, and reviewers
Get ready for a conversation between a former researcher and a research integrity specialist. The panelists will talk about different types of research integrity issues observed by editors and reviewers, specific challenges authors face, and what happens when issues are identified after a paper has been published.


  • Elisabeth Bik – Independent science integrity volunteer and consultant
  • Christopher Leonard – Director, Product and Strategy, Cactus Communications
  • Michael Streeter – Director of Research Integrity & Publication Ethics, Wiley

September 19 | 1:00 PM UTC | 9:00 AM ET

Office Hours with ISMTE: Anatomy of the Peer Review Process – hosted by the ISMTE Early Career Committee!
ISMTE Office Hours are virtual, one-hour informal events where a single topic is discussed by the attendees. In this hour, a detailed discussion of the peer review process, featuring two panel experts who will share their knowledge and experiences. Office Hours with ISMTE are free events open to all editorial professionals. Seating is limited and registration is required.
September 20 | 10:00 AM EDT

Office Hours with ISMTE: Anatomy of the Peer Review Process
ISMTE Office Hours are virtual, one-hour informal events where a single topic is discussed by the attendees. This event will be a detailed discussion of the peer review process, featuring two panel experts who will share their knowledge and experiences. The panelists for this event are Heather Malloy and Diane Dunham Drexler. This session will not be recorded, so be sure to attend live! Moderated by ISMTE Early Career Committee Members: Mary Kate Kornegay Editorial Client Manager J&J Editorial Tyrra Turner Editorial Assistant J&J Editorial Office Hours with ISMTE are free events open to all editorial professionals. Seating is limited and registration is required.
September 20 | 10:00 AM EDT

COPE Webinar: Practical Steps for Managing Paper Mills
This webinar will be of interest to editors and publishers who would like to know more about paper mills and how others have dealt with a paper mill affecting their journal(s).

  • Updates on detecting, managing and preventing paper mills
  • A publisher’s experience of paper mills
  • An editor’s experience of paper mills
  • Practical tips on managing paper mills
  • Update from the Research Integrity Hub
  • Audience questions for the panel

September 20 | 14:00pm – 15:30pm (BST / UTC +1)

Free Webinar: Tackling Peer Review in the era of Open Access
The advent of the OA Journal has led to an explosion in scientific publications. However, despite the popularity, it is vital that journals maintain their level of publication quality if they are to ensure scientific integrity and robustness. As such, how peer-review deals with the deluge of future publications, identifying more referees of higher quality and relevance, will define how science progresses in the coming decades. In this free webinar I will explore how Open Access data combined with Artificial Intelligence can aid Journals tackle this problem by identifying relevant experts in niche and interdisciplinary sciences, and how going forward we will need intelligent systems in order to stream-line the peer-review process and ensure long-term research quality.
September 20 | 4:00 PM CEST

The Peer Review Experience: Maximizing Value for Authors, Reviewers & Editors: A Lancet Webinar in English & Chinese
The webinar will be separated into three parts, first, we will have Zoe Mullan, the editor in chief of TLGH, to speak about peer review experience from editor’s perspective. Then, we will have a panel discussion with our distinguished guests who have published articles and contributed to peer review in many Lancet journals. Last, we invite you the audience to join our discussion, to pose questions to the Lancet editors and our panelists. The event will be in English, but the targeted audience is Chinese researchers (with simultaneous translation).
September 20 | 19:00-20:15 UTC+8 (Beijing)

Open Peer Reviewers in Africa at Peer Review Week 2022
A report from our Train the Trainer initiative. TCC Africa, Eider Africa, eLife, AfricArXiv, and PREreview, we are concluding our Africa Open Peer Review – Train the Trainers program and will share the lessons learned at this year’s Peer Review Week.
September 21 | 12:00 PM CAT (GMT+2) |1:00 PM EAT

EASE/UKRIO panel discussion on peer review
In this session, speakers bringing the perspective of journals, researchers and institutions will share their experience handling integrity cases and discuss the role of peer review in driving integrity and trust in research.
September 21 | 2:00-4:00 PM GTM

How to Get Published Webinar Series – Peer Review
We are pleased to present the next topic in our How to Get Published webinar series. In honor of Peer Review week, we are excited to shed some light on how to navigate the peer review process.
September 21 | 4:00 PM GTM

Royal Society AMA
The Royal Society is hosting a live reddit AskScience AMA Series session to enable interaction with industry experts on the theme of Research Integrity for Peer Review Week. Join our experts who will be answering all your questions around the theme ‘Research Integrity: Creating and supporting trust in research’. Ask us anything! All welcome.
September 21 | 3:00 PM BST

Panel discussion: Your golden ticket to the author, reviewer, and journal editor’s mind—experiences, stories, and more
Often, we forget to shine the light on the people behind complex publishing processes. Join this conversation to know what REALLY goes on in an author, reviewer, and journal editor’s mind while dealing with peer review. Through this session, we hope to exchange experiences and reveal the personal, emotional, and HUMAN side of navigating the peer review process.


  • Erin Owens – Professor, Access Services Coordinator & Scholarly Communications Librarian, Newton Gresham Library, Sam Houston State University, Texas
  • Adriana Bankston – Principal legislative analyst, University of California Federal Governmental Relations and Chief Executive Officer & Managing Publisher of the Journal of Science Policy & Governance
  • Andrea Hayward (Moderator) – Community Manager, Cactus Communications

September 21 | 1:00 PM UTC | 9:00 AM ET

American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) Webinar
Scientific standards suggest that, in order to claim you have made a discovery, you should aim for a false discovery rate of less than 5%, or a p-value of 0.001. Yet many studies draw conclusions with false discovery rates far exceeding this threshold. As part of this year’s Peer Review Week focusing on research integrity, join editors from ASPB journals for a discussion about how and why researchers may overinterpret data, the damage of data overinterpretation on research, and how to avoid making this mistake.
September 21 | 1:30 PM EST

ACS Peer Review Week
Celebrate Peer Review Week with ACS on Campus! Join us on September 21st to learn about peer review through the lens of research integrity. Prof. Marc A. Hillmyer, Editor-in-Chief of Macromolecules and Chair of the ACS Publication Ethics Committee, will lead a conversation about how we can all create and support trust in scientific research. All researchers in the sciences, not just chemistry, are encouraged to sign up for this free webinar!
September 22 | 1:00-2:00 PM EST

Annals Celebrates “Peer Review Week”: Research Integrity and Priorities
Creating and supporting trust in research and the peer review process is not an end goal; rather, it is a commitment to an ongoing and evolving process, undertaken by journal editors, publishers, editorial staff, and researchers alike. In this STS webinar—scheduled during Peer Review Week (Sept 19-23)—Annals of Thoracic Surgery Editor-in-Chief Joanna Chikwe, MD, FRCS, is joined by a panel of editors, editorial board members, and experts to highlight touchstones of publication ethics, how research drives quality and affects patient safety, and a focused discussion on research priorities for our specialty, with audience Q&A.
September 22 | 7:00 pm ET | 6:00 PM CT

Research Integrity: How Preprinting Can Enhance Trust in Research
As part of Peer Review Week 2022, we are delighted to host this unique round table event. Tune in and interact with our THREE EXPERTS (Sowmya Swaminathan, Heather Wilkins, and Michele Michele Avissar-Whiting) as we discuss HOW “How Preprinting Can Enhance Trust in Research.” Are you confused about how preprinting works and how the use of a preprint server can enhance your career? Want to learn more about preprints and the peer review process? Considering sharing your recent research as a preprint? Well, this is the webinar for you! Learn more.
September 22 | 12:00 EST | 17:00 BST

Webinar: Building trust in science communication: the role of journals and journalists, pre- and post- publication
Join a panel of experts in science journalism and editorial ethics from Retraction Watch, Science Media Center, and PLOS to explore issues related to peer review, research integrity, and the public’s understanding of–and trust in–science.
Thursday September 22 | 4:00 PM GMT | 8:00 AM PT

Live AMA on ScienceNet blog in China
If you had an opportunity to meet peer reviewers, what would you talk to them about? In this live Ask-Me-Anything session on ScienceNet, you will get a chance to ask experienced reviewers and other industry experts any question about peer review. This will help you feel more prepared when dealing with the peer review stage and will help reviewers understand the specific challenges you face as an author.


  • Michael Willis – Senior Manager, Researcher Advocate at Wiley
  • Mriganka Awati – Senior Writer, Cactus Communications
  • Jia Yang – Researcher Development & Outreach Manager I China, Taylor & Francis
  • Dr. Wajida Perveen – Physical Therapist, Associate Professor & Head of Physical Therapy Department at School of Allied Health sciences, CMH Lahore Medical College & Institute of Dentistry

September 22 | 7:00 AM UTC | 3:00 AM ET

Plagiarism detection best practices in the evolving publishing landscape
Join Scholastica for a free panel-style webinar on the latest plagiarism detection standards for scholarly journals. We’ll delve into current plagiarism detection guidelines, steps journals should take in the event of suspected plagiarism, and the latest on spotting plagiarism in preprints, paper mills, and more. Speakers:

September 22 | 10:30 AM EDT | 2:30 PM GMT

Peer Review Week – How to Create and Support Public Trust in Research
Handling research integrity issues is a major challenge for publishers. Yet developing and maintaining strong policies is increasingly important as miscommunication and disinformation threaten to undermine public trust in science. Speakers:‎

  • Jigisha Patel, Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)‎
  • Heather Tierney, American Chemical Society ‎
  • Lauran Qualkenbush, Northwestern University‎

September 22 | 11:00 AM EST

Behind the Scenes with the Editors-In-Chief
Behind the Scenes with Editors-in-Chief, part of Enago’s “Ask the Editors-in-Chief” webinar series, will answer critical questions including who takes the final call to reject a manuscript, what exactly are editors and reviewers looking for, and what researchers can and cannot ask the editors during the course of submission and review.
September 22 | 11:30 AM UTC

Office Hours with ISMTE: Celebrating Peer Review Week 2022: The Editorial Office’s Role in Creating and Supporting Trust in Research
Since 2015, Peer Review Week has been an inclusive, global event held annually to celebrate the essential role that peer review plays in maintaining research quality. As part of Peer Review Week 2022, join ISMTE President Meghan McDevitt and ISMTE Board member Jennifer Mahar to discuss the important role editorial offices play in creating and supporting trust in the research we publish. Identifying processes and efficient enhancements to maintain quality in peer review are a large part of our day-to-day work. Whether checking submissions for plagiarism, collecting conflicts of interest, encouraging that appropriate reporting guidelines are followed, or investigating potential cases of ethical misconduct, editorial office professionals work closely with editors and publishers to ensure transparency and integrity in the research we publish.
September 23 | 9:00 AM EST

Annamalai University Webinar
As a part of Peer Review Week – 2022, Entrepreneurial Club, Department of Business Administration, Annamalai University is celebrating on “Diversity in Peer Review”, with experts in the peer review process. Join us to have understand the peer review and opportunities in Academic publication. Ethics and Integrity is highly essential in Academic publishing and this will be an opportunity for us to move forward.
September 23 | 11:00 AM IST

Panel discussion: Discussing research integrity with the pillars of academia—the researcher, the reviewer, and the editor
Do authors, reviewers, and editors look at peer review differently? What do they expect from the process? What role does it play in maintaining research integrity? Join us as we get a researcher, reviewer, and journal editor to answer these and many other interesting questions about peer review. Let’s bring peer review out of the shadows!


  • Sun Huh – Professor, Department of Parasitology, College of Medicine, Hallym University, Chuncheon, Korea; President, Korean Council of Science editors.
  • Karishma Kaushik – Assistant Professor/Ramalingaswami Re-entry Fellow, Department of Biotechnology, Savitribai Phule Pune University, India
  • Thomas Agbaedeng – Novo Nordisk Research Fellow at the University of Oxford
  • Sneha Kulkarni – Editor-in-Chief, Editage Insights & Steering Committee Member, Peer Review Week 2022

September 23 | 10:30 AM UTC | 6:30 AM ET

Research Integrity: Creating and Supporting Trust in Research (Chinese Language Webinar)
A series of twelve presentations organized by STM Journal Society, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Professional Committee on Research Integrity and Responsible Innovation, The Chinese Association for Science of Science and S&T Policy Research; IOP Publishing; Springer Nature; SAGE Publishing; Taylor & Francis Group; Wiley; Charlesworth and other publishing service organizations.
September 24 | 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM UTC +8

Best Practices in Journal Publishing: Technology-Enabled, not Technology-Led
Amnet, a Technabled publishing solutions company with over 20 years of experience in the publishing domain, is conducting an informative webinar, titled “Best Practices in Journal Publishing: Technology-Enabled, not Technology-Led”—presented by Martin Delahunty, company director, Inspiring STEM Consulting, and publishing advisor, Amnet.
September 29 2022 | 10:00 AM EST

Research Integrity: Promoting Reproducibility Through Peer Review (Prerecorded)
Research reproducibility exists hand in hand with research integrity and good research practices. This webinar is a round table discussion on how the peer review process can improve the reproducibility of an article and strengthen research integrity. Panelists discussed some of the recent pressing topics with a focus on practical takeaways. The panelists are:

  • Prof. Max Cenci: a clinical researcher in Dentistry from the Radboudumc (The Netherlands) and the Federal University of Pelotas (Brazil)
  • Dr. Gráinne McNamara: Research Integrity / Publication Ethics Manager for Karger Publishers
  • Marco Casola: Publication Manager for the Immunology and Ophthalmology portfolios at Karger Publishers and is the Open Science liaison

Peer Review In Hindi (Prerecorded)
Why Hindi could not become the language of knowledge? Why conceptual, ideological and research writings in Hindi do not enjoy credibility and respect in the academia? Would peer review bring about a positive change in this situation or will it fetter us and deprive us of the freedom we are known for? These questions have never been discussed in the world of the Hindi language. In fact, until a few years back, even the word ‘peer reviews’ was a stranger to us. This event is meant particularly for writers, researchers and teachers who are into conceptual or ideological writings in Hindi. It is for the first time that Peer Review Week is being celebrated not only in Hindi but also in any Indian language.


Peer Review Week 2022 — Traverse Through Key Aspects of “Research Integrity” with Enago!
July 8 2022

A review with a difference: Tips for peer reviewing data papers
Canadian Science Publishing
August 3, 2022

Perseverance tips for peer review
Canadian Science Publishing
May 4, 2022

Research integrity: how to avoid being prey? by Royal Society journals Publisher, Phil Hurst
September 8, 2022

Innovations in peer review: increasing capacity while improving quality
Cabell’s Blog

Research integrity: the role and reputation of preprints
Royal Society Blog
September 14, 2022

How ACS Creates and Supports Trust in Research: Part 1
ACS Blog
September 19, 2022

Meeting Adya Misra – SAGE’s Research Integrity and Inclusion Manager
Sage Perspectives Blog
September 19, 2022

Providing transparency and building trust: the Peer Review Information Service for Monographs (PRISM)
hypotheses Blog
September 19, 2022

Exploring Types of Peer Review
Lane Library Blog
September 19, 2022

Peer Review and Research Integrity
UTP Journals Blog
September 19, 2022

Scholars’ views on Open Peer Review – Presenting Survey Results
Science Open Blog
September 20, 2022

4 Steps to the Perfect Peer Review Report
September 20, 2022

Research Integrity: towards shared goals and decision making 
Sage Perspectives Blog
September 20, 2022

Sage’s Research Integrity Group
Sage Perspectives Blog
September 21, 2022

Research integrity: rapidly reviewing Registered Reports
Royal Society Blog
September 21, 2022

How we’re supporting research integrity through peer review
September 22, 2022

Building Inclusion and Integrity in the Academic Community: An Interview with a COPE Trustee
Sage Perspectives Blog
September 22, 2022

10 tips on how to be an ethical reviewer
Sage Perspectives Blog
September 23, 2022

Eighth Annual Peer Review Week – Closing post
Sage Perspectives Blog
September 26, 2022

New Research Integrity Toolkit from Scholastica and Research Square
Joint blog series from Scholastica and Research Square
September 19 – 23, 2022

Six Peer Review Week Posts
Cambridge Core Blog
September 19 – 23, 2022


Running a Great Grant Peer Review
This pre-recorded webinar provides first-hand knowledge of what it takes to run a successful grant peer review process. Hear from research leaders at the American Heart Association and the PKD Foundation discuss how they are harnessing the power of community and technology to streamline the peer review process.

The integrity of the research record: a mess so big and so deep and so tall – author interview
Dr Derek Tracy (BJPsych Editor for Public Engagement) talks to Prof. William Lee about his Editorial ‘The integrity of the research record: a mess so big and so deep and so tall’, published in The British Journal of Psychiatry. Read the full article here.

The Importance of Peer Review
This SPE Live discusses peer review and its importance for petroleum engineering research. Join executive editors for SPE’s peer-reviewed journals as they discuss the peer review process, why it matters, and how you can get involved as an author or technical reviewer. Journal of Psychiatry.

If research integrity is about research, what part does peer review play? A roundtable discussion. Listen in on a roundtable discussion with a panel of academic and medical journal quality experts as they discuss an overview of the peer review system, and how it impacts research integrity.

7 Peer review processes that support research integrity
Take a look at this video from the Royal Society demonstrating 7 peer review processes that support research integrity.

Publisherspeak series for Peer Review Week 2022
We are delighted to speak to 4 industry professionals from across the publishing lifecycle about peer review, with a focus on this year’s theme: “Research Integrity: Creating and supporting trust in research.” In this interview, we talk to Dr. Ashwin Mahalingam, a professor of Civil Engineering at IIT Madras, about his perspectives as an author, researcher, editor, and academician on the peer review process.

Publisherspeak In conversation with Alexandra Howat
We are delighted to speak to 4 industry professionals from across the publishing lifecycle about peer review, with a focus on this year’s theme: “Research Integrity: Creating and supporting trust in research.” In this interview, we talk to Alexandra Howat, Head of Open Science at the Microbiology Society, about open peer review, open research, and fostering research integrity.

Publisherspeak In conversation with Tasha Mellins-Cohen
We are delighted to speak to 4 industry professionals from across the publishing lifecycle about peer review, with a focus on this year’s theme: “Research Integrity: Creating and supporting trust in research.” In this interview, we talk to Tasha Mellins-Cohen, Project Director at Project COUNTER and Founder at Mellins-Cohen Consulting, about Project COUNTER, research integrity, and more.

Publisherspeak In conversation with Dr. Vivienne Bachelet
We are delighted to speak to 4 industry professionals from across the publishing lifecycle about peer review, with a focus on this year’s theme: “Research Integrity: Creating and supporting trust in research.” In this interview, we talk to Dr. Vivienne Bachelet, Professor at the School of Medicine at the University of Santiago de Chile (USACH) and Founder of Medwave, about the role of multilingualism in peer review and how it ties into this year’s theme of creating and supporting trust in research.


A conversation with Dr Howard Ryland, Professor Patricia Casey, Editor of BJPsych Advances, gives an overview of the importance of the peer review system and provides comprehensive guidance and advice on the process.

AK Journals hosts a podcast discussion with two Editors-in-Chief, Dr. Anikó Fehérvári and Dr. Helga Dorner, on the theme of Research Integrity in peer review
September 19

other online publications

RCPsych Publishing has put together a comprehensive collection of articles across the BJPsych Journals highlighting ethical considerations in clinical care, research and publication. Working towards better research integrity in scholarly publishing.

Altum Ebook: 5 Steps to Running a Successful Grant Peer Review The peer review is a critical component of research grant making. Learn five best practices to follow to ensure a smooth and successful grant peer review process. Includes a rubric for scoring.

EASE launches new peer review infographics: The EASE peer review committee has summarized best practices for finding reviewers and reviewing manuscripts in a series of infographics.

The Wiley Resources Network: A series of blog posts throughout the week exploring what publishers, editors and journals can do to create and support trust in published research

PLOS Peer Review Center: Learn the basics of peer review and get helpful tips for handling reviewer tasks, from accepting a review invitation to completing your review.

F1000 Peer Review Toolkit: At F1000, we believe that peer review is an essential method by which research integrity is upheld and kept in check. Our Peer Review Toolkit aims to recognize the vital role peer review plays in scholarly communication and provide researchers with actionable tips for writing genuinely helpful peer review reports.

Other Activities

Survey: Peer Review Week 2022 Theme -This survey aims to capture what researchers across the globe think about the role of peer review in maintaining research integrity. It is being conducted by Editage and Researcher.Life as part of the Peer Review Week 2022 celebrations. Peer Review Week 2022 will be held from September 19 through 23 this year, and the theme is “Research integrity: Creating and supporting trust in research.” The responses received will be analyzed and the overall results shared with the scholarly community through reports, blog posts, etc. We want the academic community to (1) share views on the different threats to research integrity and the role of peer review in flagging and addressing them effectively (2) discuss ideas on how peer review can be improved to better tackle breach of research and publication ethics and (3) share their perspective on this theme with other stakeholders in the scholarly communications ecosystem (e.g., journal editors, publishers, and research organizations)

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