Peer Review Week 2020 – Trust In Peer Review
Peer Review Week is a global event celebrating the essential role that peer review plays in maintaining scientific quality. The event brings together individuals, institutions, and organizations committed to sharing the central message that good peer review, whatever shape or form it might take, is critical to scholarly communications. Over 40 organisations are involved in organising Peer Review Week 2020, including scholarly publishers, societies, service providers, consultants, funders, universities and librarians. They organize virtual events, webinars, interviews and social media activities. The theme of Peer Review Week 2020 is Trust in Peer Review.
- Read a post on Scholarly Kitchen by Alice Meadow on Peer Review Week 2020 theme
- Check out the Peer Review Week YouTube channel
- See a fact sheet on Peer Review Week 2020
WHY PEER REVIEW WEEK?
- To emphasize the central role peer review plays is scholarly communication
- To showcase the work of editors and reviewers
- To share research and advance best practices
- To highlight the latest innovation and applications
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.