Peer reviewers are an essential part of the scholarly publishing community and the foundation for safeguarding the quality and integrity of scientific and scholarly research. That’s why next week we’re continuing our annual commitment to support #PeerReviewWeek18 with a jam-packed week of activity. This year’s theme is: “Diversity in Peer Review” which is timely, as diversity has been an emerging conversation in research communications.
- Daily Blog Posts on The Wiley Network
- Twitter coverage @WileyOpenAccess and @wileyresearcher
- A free webinar on Registered Reports
- A dedicated Peer Review Week webpage full of helpful links and resources
- Free access to two diversity articles throughout September 2018 - What influences the regional diversity of reviewers: A study of medical and agricultural/biological sciences journals and Editor and reviewer gender influence the peer review process but not peer review outcomes at an ecology journal
- Access to Wiley Preprints What does better peer review look like? and Improving Transparency and Scientific Rigor in Academic Publishing
- Perspective at the Evolution of Peer Review panel
- Perspective at the Publisher’s Panel at the Diversity in Peer Review: improving the Author Experience conference (presented by Research Square) and American Journal Experts (AJE) with Kristin McNealy (Wiley), Emily Marchant (Cambridge University Press) and Dr. Ben Mudrak (American Chemical Society))
- Gold Sponsorship of the Publons Peer Review Awards
- Contribution to the Publons Global State of Peer Review report
Peer Review Week was originally sparked from informal conversations between ORCID, ScienceOpen and Wiley. Now in its fourth year, the industry support has grown hugely and is supported by numerous publishers and intermediaries. We’re all still working to share the same central message: good peer review, whatever shape or form it might take, is critical to scholarly communications.
We want everyone to feel they have the opportunity to contribute to #PeerReviewWeek18. Engage with us during our activities, discover our PRW page for related resources, and connect with all the Twitter activity using #PeerReviewWeek18. Be sure to check out how you can get involved with Peer Review Week and include #PeerReviewWeek18 and the Peer Review Week logo in your own activities.
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