On-demand Webinar

Fostering trust through transparent peer review

Ivan Oransky
EiC, Spectrum; Distinguished Writer in Residence
NYU's Arthur Carter Journalism Institute; Co-founder of Retraction Watch
Ludo Waltman
Professor, Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS)
Leiden University
Nicola Nugent
Publishing Manager, Quality and Ethics
Royal Society of Chemistry
Josh Dahl
Product Director

Peer review plays a critical role in research integrity and quality; however, the exponential growth of published output in recent years has placed immense pressure on publishers and reviewers. In this environment, we are witnessing a rise in fraudulent practices, such as fake peer review. Greater transparency and openness in scholarly publishing can help prevent the continued rise of these practices.

One proposed solution for upholding research integrity is the transparent peer review model (sometimes also referred to as open peer review), which involves publishing peer review content and histories. Reviewers, editors, and authors dedicate a significant amount of time and energy to improving research through peer review, and readers can use that rich content to develop a better understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of research. Transparent peer review has seen a large growth in journal adoption in recent years. So, what can we expect for open and transparent peer review and the future of scholarly publishing?

Watch this webinar presentation that discusses:

  • What can we learn about fake peer review by looking at retractions for that and related reasons?
  • How will the wider adoption of open peer review support research integrity?
  • Why and how has the Royal Society of Chemistry implemented transparent peer review as part of its commitment to open science?
  • How will Clarivate continue to develop products, including the Transparent Peer Review service on ScholarOne™ and the Web of Science™, to support the shift to open peer review?