Peer Review Week

Peer Review Week is an international multi-sector initiative to promote understanding of peer review and celebrate the central role it plays in research.

Origins

Peer Review Week was started in 2015 by Sense About Science, PRE (Peer Review Evaluation)ORCID, ScienceOpen and Wiley-Blackwell to highlight the importance of peer review in academic communications.

This initiative gained momentum from the efforts of the academic community to get the contributions of peer reviewers meaningfully recognized. The first academic efforts took the shape of an open letter from early career researchers in the UK to the Higher Education Funding Council for England in July 2012, and another open letter from Australian academics to the Australian Research Council two years later.

Peer Review Week has grown since its first inception, and we are delighted to work alongside over 40 leading science publishers and science communicators in this global initiative to share the great value of peer review. This close collaborative network allows us to share the powerful message that good peer review, whatever shape or form it might take, is critical to academic communications.

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C1 Metabolism

Explore a new Thematic Issue on C1 Metabolism from FEMS Microbiology Letters. One-carbon or “C1” metabolism has been studied for many years and in several different forms. This Thematic Issue brings together new research and covers several different subtopics. This issue includes studies on aerobic microorganisms in marine environments, methylotrophic methanogens, hydrogenotrophic methanogens, hemerythrins, methane in forest soils, and methanogenic archaea in peatlands.

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