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How are Publishers Building Trust in the Peer Review System?

Michael Willis

Senior Manager and
Researcher Advocate
Wiley

Kim Eggleton

Research Integrity &
Inclusion Manager
IOP Publishing

Christna Chap

Head of Editorial Development
Karger Publishers

Ashley Fernandes

Content Expert and Reviewer
Enago Academy

September 23, 2020 | 8:30 AM ET

Global Peer Review Survey 2020

Peer review is an integral part of the academic publishing lifecycle. It is through this rigorous quality control process that scientific literature is verified before being made available to the general public. However, in recent times, peer review has faced a number of criticisms from fake reviews to the amount of time taken for reviews.

We take this opportunity to announce the second installment of our Research Risk Assessment initiative through this short but specific survey on peer review.

Your participation in this important survey on peer review will help us understand the various nuances that the art and science of peer review present. Enago is part of the Peer Review Week Committee this year, and your thoughts and opinions will be instrumental in propelling the discussion around the possible solutions and innovations in the peer review process.

The survey should only take 3–5 minutes, and your responses are completely anonymous. You can take the survey only once, but you can edit your responses until the survey is closed on September 30, 2020.

What Our Experts Think About "Trust in Peer Review"

I am involved in the peer review system as a reviewer and, naturally, a reviewee. I assume that the researchers involved spent much of their valuable time gathering data and writing ideas up. Thus, I owe them to do my best to improve the manuscript. Read More

Dr. Montserrat Sanz Yagüe

Professor at Kobe City University of Foreign Studies

Enago Academy
2020-09-15T19:47:01+00:00

Dr. Montserrat Sanz Yagüe

Professor at Kobe City University of Foreign Studies

I am involved in the peer review system as a reviewer and, naturally, a reviewee. I assume that the researchers involved spent much of their valuable time gathering data and writing ideas up. Thus, I owe them to do my best to improve the manuscript. Read More
Peer review is much more than just some feedback one gives to their colleagues. It is a service to humanity. With researchers battling the pandemic, this service has become as important as life itself. Read More

Dr. Jan M deBeer

Assistant Professor and Research Project Coordinator, Woosong University

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2020-09-10T16:11:42+00:00

Dr. Jan M deBeer

Assistant Professor and Research Project Coordinator, Woosong University

Peer review is much more than just some feedback one gives to their colleagues. It is a service to humanity. With researchers battling the pandemic, this service has become as important as life itself. Read More
As a journal editor, I believe that the double-blind peer review system is generally highly trusted and relied upon by scholars. The more an academic journal can uphold the integrity of the review system, the better reputation the journal will acquire. Read More

Dr. Ming-yeh Rawnsley

Research Associate, Centre of Taiwan Studies, SOAS, University of London and Editor In Chief at International Journal of Taiwan Studies

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2020-09-10T16:12:48+00:00

Dr. Ming-yeh Rawnsley

Research Associate, Centre of Taiwan Studies, SOAS, University of London and Editor In Chief at International Journal of Taiwan Studies

As a journal editor, I believe that the double-blind peer review system is generally highly trusted and relied upon by scholars. The more an academic journal can uphold the integrity of the review system, the better reputation the journal will acquire. Read More
Although academics may sometimes be disappointed by the reviews provided, especially when being rejected or receiving reviews that lack quality, peer reviews, if done well, represent an essential mechanism of quality assurance for developing an area of academic study. Read More

Dr. Michael Prieler

Professor at Hyllam University, South Korea and Visiting Professor at City University of Hong Kong

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2020-09-10T16:13:58+00:00

Dr. Michael Prieler

Professor at Hyllam University, South Korea and Visiting Professor at City University of Hong Kong

Although academics may sometimes be disappointed by the reviews provided, especially when being rejected or receiving reviews that lack quality, peer reviews, if done well, represent an essential mechanism of quality assurance for developing an area of academic study. Read More
The construction of trust towards peers is generated from the commitment assumed by the members of the committee to ensure that the quality of academic production is adequate and generates benefits, not only towards the academic community or discipline that builds knowledge but to the community in general. Read More

Dr. Waleska Sanabria-León

Professor at Pontificia Catholic University of Puerto Rico

Enago Academy
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2020-09-10T16:14:55+00:00

Dr. Waleska Sanabria-León

Professor at Pontificia Catholic University of Puerto Rico

The construction of trust towards peers is generated from the commitment assumed by the members of the committee to ensure that the quality of academic production is adequate and generates benefits, not only towards the academic community or discipline that builds knowledge but to the community in general. Read More
While no single method of validating scientific work is completely foolproof, peer review provides at least an attempt at holding authors to account. Read More

Dr. Richard de Grijs

Associate Dean (Global Engagement) and Professor of Astrophysics at Macquarie University

Enago Academy
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2020-09-10T16:10:29+00:00

Dr. Richard de Grijs

Associate Dean (Global Engagement) and Professor of Astrophysics at Macquarie University

While no single method of validating scientific work is completely foolproof, peer review provides at least an attempt at holding authors to account. Read More
The peer review is one of the most important levels for filtering and publishing of academic articles, books and book chapters in high-level scholar magazines. Read More

Dr. Milena Georgieva

Associate Professor at the Institute of Molecular Biology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Enago Academy
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2020-09-09T22:16:14+00:00

Dr. Milena Georgieva

Associate Professor at the Institute of Molecular Biology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

The peer review is one of the most important levels for filtering and publishing of academic articles, books and book chapters in high-level scholar magazines. Read More
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COURSE: Becoming a Peer Reviewer

A comprehensive structured course designed by renowned expert Duncan Nicholas, President at European Association Of Science Editors who has more than 16 years of experience working in the journal publishing industry. This course focuses on:

  • Introduction to Peer Review Process
  • Understanding the Different Models of Peer Review
  • Assesing an article, structuring a review, and providing feedback
  • Journal Decisions and Revision Requirements
  • Ethical Policies for Peer Review

Decoding the Peer Review Process

Peer review plays an important role not only for authors but also for reviewers. Authors benefit by having their papers vetted by experts in their field and receive feedback for improving their papers to ensure a successful publication.

On the other hand, reviewers benefit from having access to cutting-edge research thereby enhancing their overall knowledge in their area of research. Reviewers also benefit from the recognition they receive when reviewing for top journals as well as the respect they get from authors that consider them as experts in the respective fields.

In this exclusive handbook developed in collaboration with Clarivate, we cover the key aspects that reviewers should keep in mind when reviewing manuscripts and providing constructive feedback to authors. Furthermore, it also covers points that authors should follow when addressing reviewers’ comments for their manuscript. So, go ahead and register to receive your copy of this insightful handbook directly in your inbox during the Peer Review Week.

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Dr. Richard de Grijs

Ethical Considerations in Scholarly Publishing
  • Ethical Guidelines
  • Most Common Ethical Violation
  • Research Integrity
  • Avoiding Ethical Dilemmas

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Dr. Douglas W. Darnowski

A Researcher’s Guide to Preprints—Importance & Benefits to Authors
  • History of Preprints
  • Benefits of Preprints
  • Preprint Policies
  • Future of Preprints

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Dr. Fiona Murphy

How to Write an Persuasive Academic Book Proposal
  • Elements of a book proposal
  • How to find the right publisher
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  • Open access book publishing

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