Researching Peer Review with Springer Nature

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In this two part paper from the Journal of Digital Imaging, Bruce I. Reiner examines how to redefine the practice of peer review through intelligent automation. If properly implemented, this peer review model could result in creation of a standardized referenceable peer review database which could further assist in customizable education, technology refinement, and implementation of real-time context and user-specific decision support.

Read more from: Redefining the Practice of Peer Review Through Intelligent Automation Part 1: Creation of a Standardized Methodology and Referenceable Database >>

In addition to eliminating traditional peer review bias, this approach has the potential to better define exam-specific standard of care, particularly when multiple readers participate in the peer review process.

Read more from: Redefining the Practice of Peer Review Through Intelligent Automation Part 2: Data-Driven Peer Review Selection and Assignment >>

In Research Integrity and Peer Review a 30-question online anonymous survey was developed to determine the level of awareness and understanding of peer review and peer review models amongst junior hospital doctors and whether this influences clinical decision-making.

Read more from: Do peer review models affect clinicians’ trust in journals? A survey of junior doctors >> by Jigisha Patel, Mary Pierce, Stephanie L. Boughton, Stephanie E. Baldeweg –

From Educational Technology Research and Development, survey, artifact, and observation data were used to understand the impact of peer review on student ID knowledge, skill, and disposition development and student-generated designs as well as the usefulness of the peer review processes employed.

Read more from: Investigating Peer review as a systemic pedagogy for developing the design knowledge, skills, and dispositions of novice instructional design students >> by Jennifer M. Brill

In Nature, In-Uck Park, Mike W. Peacey & Marcus R. Munafò show that even when scientists are motivated to promote the truth, their behaviour may be influenced, and even dominated, by information gleaned from their peers’ behaviour, rather than by their personal dispositions.

Read more fromModelling the effects of subjective and objective decision making in scientific peer review>>

Take a look back at peer review in 1975 in Nature when the United States launched an investigation on the methods used by NIH and NSF to review grant applications in these articles from Nature.

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