Peer Review Week is an annual, community-led and virtual event celebrating the essential role peer review plays in maintaining research quality. This global event brings together individuals, institutions, and organizations that are committed to sharing the belief that quality peer review in all forms is critical to scholarly communication. Learn more about Peer Review Week.
This year’s Peer Review Week takes place September 19-23, and is marked by numerous activities hosted by publishers, professional organizations, and academic institutions. The theme Research Integrity: Creating and supporting trust in research, highlights the ways in which peer review contributes to and reinforces trust in scholarship.
Activities for peer review week
The members of the Peer Review Week Steering Committee have organized a range of customized events, webinars, interviews, and social media activities to create awareness around the vital role of peer review in research. Here are some of the featured events (please note all times are in PDT):
How to get published webinar series – peer review (from SAGE Publishing)
SAGE’s Jessica Lipowski will host this session and moderate a Q&A with two regarded researchers and editors. This webinar will provide essential guidance for anyone hoping to be published in an academic journal.
Wednesday, September 21, 2022, 8 a.m.
Building trust in science communication: the role of journals and journalists, before and after publication (from PLOS)
Join a panel of experts in science journalism and editorial ethics from Retraction Watch, Science Media Center, and PLOS to explore issues related to peer review, research integrity, and the public’s understanding of and trust in science.
Thursday, September 22, 2022, 8 a.m.
Peer review resources
Want to learn how become a peer reviewer, or improve your peer reviewing skills? Check out these resources:
- Open Reviewers Toolkit from PREreview.org provides three free and open guides to help with the unbiased composition and assessment of research manuscripts’ review.
- Web of Science Academy (formerly Publons Academy) offers several modules addressing research integrity and improving the quality of published research. Modules are free with registration.
- PLOS Peer Review Center is a collection of free training and resources for the research community.
The UCSF Library offers consultations and tips on all aspects of the scholarly publishing process – contact us for help.
UCSF journal editors listserv
Did you know there’s a listserv for UCSF journal editors? The list serves as a forum for UCSF editors and editorial board members to discuss peer review, editorial policies, publishing trends, and more. If you have a role on a journal’s editorial board or would like to get involved in one, join the list via the sign-up form.