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Research Authors October 8th, 2015

Starting something new – the beginnings of peer review of data

Peer review is widely considered to be the best way to check the validity and correctness of a piece of published research. It’s unsurprising then, that there is a drive to apply the principles of peer review to other research outputs, such as software, workflows, and of course data. I won’t be saying anything revolutionary…

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Societies Research Authors October 2nd, 2015

The good, the challenging, and the rewarding: perspectives on peer review by discipline

Our last post during Peer Review Week brings a variety of perspectives. Five editors and managing editors share their thoughts on the challenges and opportunities in their respective fields: humanities, and the health, life, physical, and social sciences. Twelve others tell us in the video below what they believe are the most important outcomes of…

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Societies Research Authors October 1st, 2015

Top tips for peer reviewers

Early career researchers tell us that it can be hard to know where to begin when you first start reviewing. Many publishers and organizations are now offering webinars, or resources to give reviewers some key pointers. There are some great resources available including our own reviewer resource center and the Nuts and Bolts of Peer…

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Societies Research Libraries Authors September 30th, 2015

Peer review around the world

We talk a lot about peer review in the scholarly communications world. Many of us – and our organizations – are working to improve both the process and the experience for researchers, which has led to a significant increase in the range of options available, especially – but not exclusively – for reviewing journal articles.…

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Societies Research Libraries Authors September 29th, 2015

Peer review – a discussion

To celebrate Peer Review Week, representatives from ORCID, ScienceOpen, Sense About Science, and Wiley got together (virtually) to discuss why peer review matters – to them and to their organizations – and what they hope this week will achieve. Participants: Stephanie Dawson (CEO, ScienceOpen), Chris Graf (Wiley), Peter Gregory (Wiley), Laure Haak (ORCID), Emily Jesper…

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Research September 22nd, 2015

Exploring the peer review process

The review process for manuscripts submitted to peer review journals is one of the most common issues I get questioned about when I meet authors. I am asked what type of review process my journal uses and what the purpose and advantages and disadvantages of the various review processes are. I think these questions arise…

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Research Authors September 11th, 2015

Mind your language: A guide to language usage in reviewer reports

Reviewing a manuscript requires many skills. Of capital importance is that you have enough background knowledge to be able to assess and comment on the science presented in the paper you are evaluating. But how do you communicate your comments back to the authors? How should you phrase your report? Below are some tips on…

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Research Authors September 10th, 2015

Celebrating peer review – announcing Peer Review Week 2015

Today we are delighted to announce that, as part of our commitment to peer review and the invaluable role that it plays in maintaining scientific quality, Wiley is partnering with ORCID, Sense about Science and Science Open for a week of peer review celebrations. Peer Review Week 2015 will run from Monday, September 28th to…

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Societies Research Libraries September 1st, 2015

The ever-expanding world of peer review: takeaways from ISMTE 2015

ISMTE’s annual conferences are ideal spots for editors, managing editors, and publishing professionals to come together to share ideas and learn about what’s going on in the world of editorial management and peer review. This year’s US meeting, held from August 20-21st in Baltimore, was the society’s largest yet, with over 200 attendees. Each year, there…

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Research Authors August 25th, 2015

A conversation with Lachlan Coin of Academic Karma

Lachlan Coin completed a Bachelors degree of Science at the Australian National University in 1999, and a PhD at the University of Cambridge, in bioinformatics in 2005.  He worked as a research fellow in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Imperial College London and in 2012 took up a position as group leader at…

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