The focus of this year’s Peer Review Week was #RecognizeReview. There have been discussions about how scholars would like to be recognized or given credit and how publishers and other organizations are recognizing peer review; another thread has been how early career scholars can learn to do good peer reviewing and eventually be considered “top reviewers” in their own fields. Here are a few of the posts which caught my attention:
- Peer Review week which list about 20 organizations and what they are doing to recognize the work of peer review
- Several on the Scholarly Kitchen blog: scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/category/peer-review/ from Sept. 2016
- One of the most interesting posts I saw was this report of an experiment which is beginning: Reviewing Results-Free Manuscripts “An open-access journal [BMC Psychology] is trialing a peer-review process in which reviewers do not have access to the results or discussion sections of submitted papers.” One comment said this might encourage more publications of negative results, which might be valuable for the advancement of science.
- Infographic captures how researchers really feel about the peer-review process (from Elsevier)
- #RecognizeReview with ORCID
- There were several webinars. If you like that format, this 56 minute one sponsored by Wiley was a nice overview: Getting Recognition for Reviewing.