The theme for this year’s Peer Review week is Recognition for Review. Peer review is often a completely invisible activity that researchers and academics undertake, usually unpaid, as part of their regular scholarly activities. It is an essential part of the scholarly publishing landscape and becoming a good reviewer takes time, practice and training. This year’s theme of Recognition for review concentrates on the way that publishers, reviewers and employers can demonstrate that they value and appreciate this critical academic activity.
To mark the second Peer Review Week there are lots of special publications. blog posts and activities taking place. Here are just a few of them:
This month’s issue of Learned Publishing covers all aspects of peer review and includes articles on Peer review and research data, ORCID functionality and peer review, Rewarding reviewers and Peer reviewing in mega journals. The full table of contents for this special issue is here: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/leap.v29.1/issuetoc
There’s a calendar of events for peer review week, including some great Webinars to sign up for, at the Peer Review Week website.
Several publishers have special posts on their blogs and new resources available to explain peer review – here are a few examples:
Taylor and Francis – Editor Resources blog
Wiley – Wiley Exchanges blog
Palgrave Macmillan: Advice on peer reviewer best practices
British Ecological Society: Guide to Peer Review in Ecology and Evolution
Springer: Peering at Peer Review
Frontiers: Frontiers blog on why peer review needs to be recognised
The Twitter hashtag for the week is #PeerRevWk16