In an essay published in the past few weeks in PLOS Medicine, the authors make four proposals for improving medical publications: Introducing publications officers for universities and research institutions Core … Continue Reading Four proposals to help improve the medical research literature
In case you missed it, last week was designated as Peer Review Week 2015. Some good summaries and highlights of what happened during the week from various publishers/organisations can be … Continue Reading Summary of Peer Review Week 2015 (#peerrevwk15)
A blog post published in the past few days discusses the pitfalls associated with post-publication peer review. The author states: “One function of pre-publication review is redistribution of attention: it … Continue Reading Post-publication review is still only for the scientific 1%
A recent article in the journal Transplantation discusses the pros and cons associated with both prepublication and postpublication peer review. The author of the article concludes: “…prepublication peer review is … Continue Reading “Prepublication peer review is an imperfect process, but traditional journals have no alternative”
There is increasing focus on findings ways to reward peer reviewers for the active and important role they play in advancing research. With this in mind, a blog published in … Continue Reading Who owns peer review? [BioMed Central blog]
Peer review – the evaluation of scientific, academic, or professional work by others working in the same field – is at the heart of scholarly communications. Whether evaluating a journal … Continue Reading Free webinar: “Trust and Transparency in Peer Review”
The peer-review system is one of the cornerstones of quality, integrity and reproducibility in research, and its existence has enabled the scholarly publishing system to function for hundreds of years. … Continue Reading Innovations in scholarly peer review at Nature Publishing Group and Palgrave Macmillan
In a blog this week, the outcomes section editor for the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery provides tips on how authors should address peer review comments and also what they … Continue Reading How to submit a manuscript revision and tips on being a good peer reviewer
As one of a number of changes designed to make the journal more patient-centered, The BMJ announced in 2014 that it would recruit patients to peer review research articles. In … Continue Reading The potential benefits of patient peer review
The 4th World Conference on Research Integrity recently took place in Rio de Janeiro (from 31 May-3 June). The main theme for the conference was “How to improve the research … Continue Reading Presentations now available from the 4th World Conference on Research Integrity
Some of the educational presentations are now available to download from the recent “An Update: Publications in Practice” meeting. These presentations cover subjects such as the impact of the Sunshine … Continue Reading Presentations available from the meeting: “An Update: Publications in Practice”
An article in PeerJ this week provides an overview and analysis of the currently available Mega Journals – including PLOS ONE, BMJ Open, PeerJ and others. The article summarises the … Continue Reading Overview of currently available mega-journals: have they reached their limits to growth?
A PLOS Blog yesterday authored by Hilda Bastian discusses several issues relating to peer review, including: Do attempts to mask the identity of authors affect acceptance or rejection of manuscripts, … Continue Reading Weighing Up Anonymity and Openness in Publication Peer Review
What can we do to increase trust in peer review? How can we encourage more researchers to take part in peer review? These were just some of the issues considered … Continue Reading Righting peer review: Are trust and incentives the key?