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By Steven Inchcoombe, Chief Publishing Officer, Springer Nature At Springer Nature every week is Peer Review Week. Each week our dedicated in-house editorial staff spend thousands of hours co-ordinating the process of peer review, to ensure and improve the quality of the scientific literature we publish and in doing so, advance discovery. We support our [...]

As part of the Peer Review Week 2017 we speak to Senior Editor Annett Buettner about the Filter of Hope initiative, which donates a water filter for each peer review completed in the Springer journal Environmental Earth Sciences. Q) How did you come up with this idea? It was over a beer, sometime in 2014, [...]

The Peer Review Week 2017 celebrates the importance of peer review in maintaining the quality and accuracy of science. Today we shed light on the Peer Review process in Conference Proceedings. Written by Aliaksandr Birukou Conference Proceedings can be a great format for publishing important and valuable research and communicating new results much faster than [...]

Pre-publication peer review is an integral part of the modern scientific process. If your experience is limited or you need a refresher, take note of these 10 steps to successfully reviewing a manuscript.

We asked Steven Kettell, Co-Executive Editor of British Politics questions related to peer review. Read on for an insider look at the peer review process. How would you define a good peer reviewer?A good reviewer is someone who is on time, honest and clear. A bad reviewer (if they ever both to send in their comments) will meander [...]

It’s important to remember that peer review is not only a vital part of the publishing process for journals, but for books as well. Our Palgrave Macmillan titles go through a rigorous review process. We asked Shaun Vigil, Editor of Film, Cultural, and Media Studies in Palgrave Macmillan’s New York office to shine light on what the peer [...]

Steven Inchcoombe, Chief Publishing Officer of Springer Nature shares the ongoing activities Springer Nature is undertaking across our publishers to reward peer reviewers.

We’re kicking off Peer Review Week 2016 with a look at what our journals have to say about the topic. Read articles for free.

September is here, and with it brings the 2nd annual Peer Review Week set to kick-off on September 19th.

Peer Reviewers help safeguard the quality of work being published in a journal. When you take the time to review, you are helping to uphold a journal’s academic credibility. But reviewing generally happens anonymously, making it hard for experts to prove how much they do, or which journals rely on their reviewing expertise.