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    Note from the Editor-in-Chief

    Anupama Kapadia,Editor-in-Chief, Enago Academy

    As a second installment to our Research Risk Assessment initiative, we decided to focus on the subtle differences that the art and science of peer review present. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has severely affected activities in the academic publishing industry. This directly has an impact on the peer review process and the resulting quality of the manuscripts getting published. Academic publishers were quick to react with wide-scale collaborations to ensure efficiency and quality is maintained in the peer review process despite the challenges of remote working. This survey reports some basic yet interesting findings on reviewers and researchers while also shedding light on what the future of peer review might be. One consistent line of thought noted in the survey report was the critical significance of the peer review process in scholarly publishing despite its numerous criticisms.

    This report offers the research community in-depth insights into the perspectives of reviewers and researchers on the challenges faced during submission, review, and publication of manuscripts in the ongoing global crisis. This awareness will be instrumental in propelling the discussions around the possible innovations in peer review among the topmost academic publishers. We definitely plan to assess other research risks associated with the pandemic in the coming months and are looking for partners to help with percolation and dissemination. As an added bonus, you can grab a copy of our previous survey report from here.

    Please read the report and share your thoughts with us using the hashtag: #EnagoPeerReviewSurvey