The Future of Peer Review: Diversification and Decentralization?

The Future of Peer Review: Diversification and Decentralization?

Scholarship is iterative; it builds on itself. Researchers conduct experiments based on the experiments that were conducted in the past, with the hope that the articles describing their experiments and conclusions will be cited by other researchers in the future. A research article can be seen as a conversation between scholars, and in the past, this conversation almost exclusively took place privately between colleagues, and then more officially as part of the anonymous peer review process.

Today technology allows this conversation to take place in the open, in forums like preprint servers, or as part of reviewed preprint outputs and the conversation can be ongoing with post publication commenting. The reputation and the utility of peer review performed outside of the journal setting has improved and there are now multiple providers of what is sometimes called “community peer review” offering various services targeted at different parts of the scholarly communications ecosystem, from preprint to reviewed preprints to journal peer review to post-publication commenting.

This Peer Review Week Webinar will examine different types of community and third-party peer review services, and examine how community peer review, including pre-submission and post acceptance review, fits into the future of peer review. Attendees will learn about these different services, the roles they are playing in the scholarly evaluation process, and how they can be integrated into their own publication processes.
Panel includes representatives from PREreview, eLife and PubPeer.

Boris Barbour – PubPeer
Monica Grandos – Leadership Team at PREreview
Fiona Hutton – Head of Publishing at eLife

Please join us on September 28, 10am – 11am ET. Registration link is below.