Welcome to our thirteenth issue - December 2012
It seems to come quickly but we are already publishing our last issue of the year. Over the last year we have had some great contributors to our newsletter and have addressed topics ranging from ‘research carried out around reviewer expertise’ to ‘visions for the future of peer review.’ In our March issue we threw down the gauntlet to our readers asking you to submit ideas that could significantly add to the current peer-review system, in a competition we called the ‘Peer Review Challenge.’ More than 800 readers took up the challenge and entries embraced all aspects of peer review, from improvements to the actual ‘mechanics’ of the process to how to reward reviewers. In this issue we unveil the winning entries in our first article titled ‘Peer Review Challenge Winners Unveiled’ and then follow with an article interviewing our three challenge winners. We also have a piece announcing the launch of CrossMark, an article identification service and our usual reviewers’ profile where in this issue we meet Andreas Lundh, who is based at the Hvidovre University Hospital, in Denmark.
And finally for this year, I would like to thank those of you who have written to me with ideas and shared your thoughts on articles we have published. It’s always great to hear from you. I would also like to make a special mention to those who have taken part in our opinion polls. The responses to our questions always give us food for thought and are a valuable way of testing the feelings of our reviewers on specific issues.
I hope you enjoy this issue and I wish you all the best for the New Year.
Peer Review Challenge Winners Unveiled
Interviews with Peer Review Challenge Winners
In our interviews with the three challenge winners we ask them questions about their winning ideas, titled 'Elsevier Reviewer Badges and Rewards,' Top Reviewer Incentives' and 'Peer Review Annotation Application.' read more..
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Results from Opinion Poll in Issue 12
As an author, reviewer and reader of scholarly articles, do you think it adds value to the published article if reviewer reports and the author’s response are made available as supplementary online material? (Results as of 12 Dec 2012)
Yes: 58.8% (163 responses)
No: 33.9% (90 responses)
Don’t know: 7.2% (20 responses)
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