September is here, and with it brings the 2nd annual Peer Review Week set to kick-off on September 19th. Last year’s inaugural event was met with much interest, and we are excited to see another week planned that celebrates the essential role that peer review plays in maintaining scientific quality.
Peer Review Week brings together individuals, institutions, and organizations committed to sharing the central message that good peer review, whatever shape or form it might take, is critical to scholarly communications. This year’s theme “Recognition for Review” explores how those participating in review could be recognized for their contribution. Here at Springer Nature we recognize reviewers in many ways, and are constantly working towards new and innovative ways to improve what we we offer.
As you may remember, in 2015 we surveyed 5,000+ reviewers to get a better understanding of their motivation for reviewing, the workload of the review process, the resources needed to get the work done, and the type of recognition they found most appealing. We analyzed these results closely and are still open to hearing what matters to you, the reviewer. You can always reach out to us @AuthorZone.
Get a head start on the week by checking out some of our valuable resources for peer review.
- The How to Peer Review Tutorial on our Author & Review Tutorials website
- “How to Peer Review” tips from the BioMed Central blog network
- Demystifying the Peer Review Process with Palgrave Macmillan’s Early Career Researcher Hub
Be sure you join the conversation on Twitter with hashtags #PeerRevWk16 and #RecognizeReview. We’ll be looking out for your ideas and input. Subscribe to our blog alerts and make sure you stay up-to-date with all our Peer Review Week content and resources.