Tag Archives: peer review

Societies Research Libraries January 20th, 2016

What do reviewers want from peer review?

Time and again, journal authors tell us that the experience of peer review is the defining factor in their overall publishing experience. The quality of the peer review experience is crucial to an author’s decision of where to publish and the authors whoexpress the most satisfaction with their publishing experience are those whostate they have…

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Societies Research Libraries Authors December 22nd, 2015

Our top ten posts of 2015

It’s that time again. The year end is approaching, whether we’re ready for it or sad to see it go. Regardless, what better time to stop and take a look back at our ten most popular posts published in 2015? Here they are, in order of popularity. 1. Writing a literature review: six steps to get you from…

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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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