Today marks the start of Peer Review Week 2019 (16–20 September), a global celebration of the essential role of peer review in scholarly communication. Now in its fifth year, the theme of this year’s event is ‘quality in peer review’.
This year, everyone is invited to record a video sharing their views on quality in peer review. Organisers are keen to hear your top tips as well as your perspectives on what quality peer review looks like, how journals can ensure high quality, and whether this matters to the public. Lots of videos are already available to watch on the Peer Review Week YouTube channel, and we look forward to seeing more as the week goes on.
Planned events across the medical publishing community during the week include webinars on:
- how journals can maintain quality peer review, even in changing publishing structures, from the Council of Science Editors
- ORCiD’s peer review workflows and using ORCiD to document peer review activities
- the role of technological infrastructure in quality peer review
- a new, free, online certified peer reviewer course from Elsevier Researcher Academy.
You can keep up to date with events via social media @PeerRevWeek and join the conversation at #PeerRevWk19 and #QualityinPeerReview. Why not send in a video too?