Celebrating Peer Review through Peer Review Week 2015!

Celebrating Peer Review through Peer Review Week 2015!

As part of their commitment to peer review and the invaluable role that it plays in maintaining scientific quality, Wiley, publisher of the Teratology Society's journal Birth Defects Research, is partnering with ORCID, Sense about Science and Science Open for a week of peer review celebrations.

Peer Review Week 2015 includes:

  • Daily posts about peer review on each organizaton’s blog
  • A Twitter campaign (#peerrevwk15)
  • A Webinar on Trust and Transparency in Peer Review with Kent Anderson (AAAS), Verity Brown (St Andrews University), Alexander Grossman (ScienceOpen), Laure Haak (ORCID), and Andrew Preston (Publons)
  • A Video of top 10 peer review tips

“At Wiley we believe that peer review is the foundation for safeguarding the quality and integrity of scientific and scholarly research,” comments Philip Carpenter, Executive Vice President, Research, Wiley. “Peer Review Week and our partnership with ORCID, Sense about Science and Science Open allow us to highlight the crucial role that peer review plays in protecting trust in scholarly communication.”

Researchers spend a substantial amount of time reading and reviewing, but are rarely acknowledged for this important contribution to the community,” says Laure Haak, Executive Director of ORCID. “ORCID is pleased to be part of peer review week and the effort to increase recognition for review activities.”

ScienceOpen’s CEO, Stephanie Dawson explains that: “Our goal is to help re-build trust in the peer review process by making it entirely transparent. We facilitate Post-Publication Peer Review from named individual experts to nearly ten million open access articles and toll stubs currently available on the platform. We’re delighted to participate in this inaugural Peer Review Week.”

And Victoria Murphy, Program Manager of Sense About Science, adds: “Peer review is an essential arbiter of scientific quality, and asking ‘Is it peer reviewed?’ helps people to query the status of science and research reported in the media. So during this inaugural Peer Review Week, we want to share that question as widely as possible. Raising awareness of the value of peer review is vital for maintaining quality in science.”

For more information, visit Wiley's blog Exchanges

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