Peer Review Week 2016: Find out how researchers really feel about the current process

Our infographic highlights the insights gained from a recent survey. We also explain how you can find out about the events taking place globally to celebrate this year’s Peer Review Week

Snapshot of Peer Review Week 2016 infographic

When Peer Review Week was launched in 2015 with the goal of honoring and celebrating peer review, it soon became clear the idea had struck a chord with researchers around the world.

Fast forward to 2016 and this year’s event focuses on Recognition for Review, exploring how those participating in review activity – in publishing, grant review, conference submissions, promotion and tenure, and more – should be recognized for their contribution.

Planned virtual and in-person events include webinars, videos, interviews and social media activities designed to improve understanding of the principle of peer review and how it is practiced within the scholarly community.

A full list of events is available on the Peer Review Week website, which also features a list of online resources to advance our understanding of peer review and its role in 21st century scholarship. Keep visiting the website throughout the week to view new items as they are added. You can also follow the week’s highlights on Twitter - #PeerRevWk16 and #RecognizeReview.

The Elsevier Publishing Campus joined forces with Elsevier’s RRP (Reviewer Recognition Platform) and independent campaigning charity Sense about Science , to host a live online discussion about peer review on Monday 19th September,

What do researchers think about the peer-review process?

Elsevier’s Customer Insights team partnered with PRC (Publishing Research Consortium) to ask researchers how they really feel about the peer-review process. Below is an infographic capturing some of the key findings. The full results are also available to download.

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Written by

Linda Willems

Written by

Linda Willems

After starting her working life as a newspaper journalist (covering everything from amateur dramatics to murder trials), Linda Willems held a variety of communications roles before joining Elsevier. During her six years with the company, she focused on researcher communications and edited several of Elsevier’s researcher-focused publications. She's now a freelance writer and owner of Blue Lime Communications.


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