Tag Archives: peer review

Research Authors November 17th, 2015

Six things to consider when reviewing clinically-focused manuscripts

Journals in clinically related disciplines may feature manuscripts with a clinical focus, yet much of the guidance about reviewing manuscripts is focused on the research manuscript For reviewers accustomed to doing research or reviewing research manuscripts, the switch to reviewing clinically focused work can be difficult. Additionally, clinicians not experienced in scholarly writing might be…

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Societies Research Authors November 10th, 2015

Challenging aspects of peer reviewing in 2015

What aspects of peer review do you find the most challenging?  When we asked individuals from around the globe this question, their answers ranged from balancing support and criticism, to accepting the feedback, to finding the time.  Take a look at all the responses in the video below and let us know what you think…

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Authors November 5th, 2015

It’s not a vote: How editors use peer reviews

Picture this. The same article receives these three reviewer recommendations: • Reviewer #1: Recommends rejecting the manuscript for publication. Comments include a need to demonstrate that analyses were two-tailed tests, better defend the use of a certain statistic to judge model fit, and add several points to the Discussion section. • Reviewer #2: Recommends that the authors…

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Research Authors October 22nd, 2015

Open recognition and reward

As we come to the end of open access week, this post takes a detailed look at the theme of open recognition and reward and looks at 4 initiatives. Author disambiguation – enabling recognition and future reward Author disambiguation is key to author recognition. Whether your funding organization wants to review your past work before…

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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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