Peer Review

Peer review duo create new tool in psychology research

From mentor to co-author: the Publons Academy helped to form an international collaboration  Lilian Jans-Beken couldn’t believe her luck when her assigned mentor for the Publons Academy was leading clinical psychologist, Paul Wong. The PhD student and Professor Emeritus have since moved beyond peer review and formed an international collaboration in which they developed, validated, […]

Quality in peer reviewing: good soil is needed for good fruits

In this guest post Dr. Marie Lisandra Zepeda Mendoza, Marie Curie Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham, discusses peer review recognition and training and shares her views on #QualityInPeerReview, the theme of this year’s Peer Review Week. “Peer review” is a stamp of quality research. In science, there is a strong push for peer-reviewed […]

Hijacked journals: what they are and how to avoid them

Hijacked journals are duplicate or fake websites of legitimate ones utilizing the title, ISSN and other information of the reputable journal. They are often created by a malicious third party for the purpose of fraudulently offering academicians the opportunity to rapidly publish their research online for a fee [1,2]. In this blog Dr. Varun G […]

In all its forms, peer review fosters world-class research

In September of 2018, Publons, a Clarivate Analytics company, released its inaugural “Global State of Peer Review” report, the largest ever report to examine how the institution of peer review is responding to changes in journal publishing. Publons is ideally positioned to produce this report, having taken the lead in organizing reviewers by providing a […]

How can we diversify the peer review community?

Publons’ Global State of Peer Review 2018 is here! Far-reaching and pulling no punches, this largescale report assesses the lay of the research landscape to improve the future of peer review.     Diversity is one of the key themes for Peer Review Week and a major focus for our inaugural report. In the third […]

Is collaboration key to improving peer review?

Publons’ Global State of Peer Review 2018 is here! Far-reaching and pulling no punches, this largescale report assesses the lay of the research landscape to improve the future of peer review.     The inaugural report issues a call for collaborative industry action to improve the transparency, diversity, and efficiency of scholarly peer review (you […]

6 tips to secure a peer review invitation

This article was originally published on Publons.com on September 6, 2018. Read now. It’s not easy breaking into the world of peer review. It often requires publishing articles and then waiting for editors to contact you. That’s a slow process for early-career researchers, who want to put their foot on the accelerator and benefit from […]

6 tips to secure a peer review invitation

It’s not easy breaking into the world of peer review. It often requires publishing articles and then waiting for editors to contact you. That’s a slow process for early-career researchers, who want to put their foot on the accelerator and benefit from everything peer review has to offer. Luckily, it’s not the only approach, as […]

For Peer Review Week, thoughts from award-winning reviewers

September 10th marks the beginning of Peer Review Week 2018, the latest annual celebration of peer reviewing and its importance in maintaining standards of quality and integrity in research and scientific communication. The week’s official activities include webinars and workshops devoted to this year’s theme: Diversity in Peer Review. One of the organizing partners of […]