Peer Review – reviewed

In the Peer Review – reviewed series, we invite campaigners, researchers and thought leaders in peer review to share their thoughts on why peer review matters to them. By engaging with the faces behind peer review, we can get a better overview of the role of peer review in scholarly communications, and what changes need to happen to make peer review count.

We will be adding a new voice from the community each month to this series, so don’t forget to check back to keep up-to-date. Click on the thumbnails below to read why peer review matters.

Alice Meadows, Organizer of Peer Review Week 2017
Jim Prosser, FEMS Publications Manager
Irene Hames, Peer review specialist
Flaminio Squazzoni, PEERE project

 

 

 

 

 

Julia Wilson, Sense about Science
Birgit Schmidt – OpenUP Project
Tom Sheldon, Science Media Centre
Andrew Preston, Publons
Phil Hurst, Royal Society
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  • Share a photo of yourself in ‘peer review mode’ with a short caption about what peer review means to you on Twitter or Facebook using the hashtag #wepeerreview.
  • Become a guest writer on our Peer review – reviewed series and share what peer review means to you to the wider microbiology community. Please email us if you are interested.
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