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.
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 science publishers, societies, researchers 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.
Our activities for:
- Peer Review Week 2022 – Research Integrity in Peer Review
- Peer Review Week 2021 – Identity in Peer Review
- Peer Review Week 2020 – Trust in Peer Review
- Peer Review Week 2019 – Quality in Peer Review
- Peer Review Week 2018 – Diversity in Peer Review
- Peer Review Week 2017 – Transparency in Peer Review
- Peer Review Week 2016 – Recognition for Review
All but one of the FEMS journals are now fully open access (OA), with one journal, FEMS Microbiology Letters remaining a subscription journal with free-to-publish and OA options. Open access is key to supporting the FEMS mission of disseminating high quality research as widely as possible: when high quality, peer reviewed sound science is open access, anyone, anywhere in the world with an internet connection, can read it.