Scientific publishing is adapting to make research on COVID-19 and coronaviruses freely and rapidly available to all. But does the crisis highlight an opportunity for more fundamental reform?
PLOS ONE now offers Registered Reports, shifting peer review focus from results to the quality of study design. Is this part of the future of open science?
Many journals ask submitting authors to suggest recommended peer reviewers, potentially risking bias and misconduct. Do the benefits outweigh these risks?
Abstract ‘spin’ can distort a study’s findings and lead to inappropriate conclusions being drawn. But just how prevalent is this problem?
Find out how to get involved in this year’s activities on #QualityinPeerReview.
The tasks and responsibilities of peer reviewers are examined as a step towards reaching a consensus on their role in biomedical publishing
As demand for transparency increases, many journals are adopting open peer review: learn more about best-practice guidelines for implementing such systems.
Researchers propose that self-organising peer review for preprints could be the future of scholarly publishing.
Discover how to track the proliferation of initiatives aimed at improving the peer review process.
Authors and editors are asked to be vigilant, and advice to peer reviewers is updated, amidst scandal of reviewer who asked for multiple self-citations during reviews.
As an increasing number of journals pilot transparent peer review, data indicate that open peer review does not compromise the process – at least when reviewers can stay anonymous.
Improving gender parity in medical publishing: what’s going on and how you can get involved.
The fifth edition of the STM report provides an in-depth review of current issues and recent trends within the scientific and scholarly publishing industry.
In an article published in The New York Times, Professor Aaron E. Carroll critiques the peer review system and provides a number of suggestions for improvements.
We take a look at the results of the first study evaluating the experiences of patient and public reviewers.
A global survey examines the current peer review landscape and provides suggestions to combat ‘reviewer fatigue’.