Peer Review Week is an annual event to celebrate the value of peer review and its role in scholarly communication. In this post, we explore how the British Ecological Society journals support this year’s theme, ‘Research Integrity: Creating and supporting trust in research’. The peer review system has been around for centuries and, despite some of its criticisms, remains a widely accepted method for research … Continue reading Peer Review Week 2022: Creating and supporting trust in research
From selecting your preferred reviewers to providing the most useful and fair feedback to other authors, peer review can be both challenging and rewarding. In line with Peer Review Week 2019’s theme of quality in peer review, we have curated this selection of tools, tips and articles to help hone your peer review skills and gain clearer insight into what the process involves. There’s plenty … Continue reading Quality in peer review: tools and resources
Senior Editor, Martin Nuñez An English version is available here. Hoy abrí mi página de Facebook y encontré personas publicando noticias y comentarios sobre rinocerontes en camino a la extinción en Uganda, algunos videos muy tristes de plantaciones de palma aceitera que ponen en peligro a los orangutanes en Indonesia y fotos de algunas plantaciones increíblemente grandes de árboles en Pakistán. ¿Qué tienen estos tres … Continue reading Necesitamos hacer que la ecología aplicada sea realmente global para enfrentar mejor los desafíos del Antropoceno
Kicking off Peer Review Week 2018, Senior Editor Martin Nuñez reflects on geographical diversity in our own journals, where it’s been limited and what we’re doing to change that. How can we make ecology truly global? Update (Jan. 2019): you can now read our full Editorial on this topic for free in issue 56:1 of the journal. A Spanish version of this post is available … Continue reading We need to make applied ecology truly global to better face the challenges of the Anthropocene
As part of Peer Review Week 2017, and the topic of transparency in peer review, we take a look at some of the ways in which the British Ecological Society publications team aims to make the peer review process a little clearer for our Editors and Reviewers. Supporting Editors Joining an editorial board for the first time can mean seeing the peer review process from … Continue reading Peer Review Week: Supporting our Editors and Reviewers
It’s Peer Review Week and many are thinking about the course peer review may take in the future. What better time to watch the video of our panel discussion on the future of peer review in ecology from the British Ecological Society Annual Meeting, 2016? This post was original shared by Alice Plane on the BES website. Peer review is critical to the research process but … Continue reading Video: What is the future of peer review in ecology?
This week is Peer Review Week, the slightly more popular academic celebration than pier review week. Peer review is an essential part of scientific publication and is – like Churchill’s… Source: Peer Review Week: Should we use double blind peer review? The evidence… Continue reading Peer Review Week: Should we use double blind peer review? The evidence…
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Last year’s Peer Review Week proved to be a great success in raising awareness and starting discussions about peer review. This year, it’s back and the focus is on recognition for review. There have been lots of surveys looking at perceptions of peer review. These surveys agree that peer review is valued and authors feel that the quality… Continue reading What do reviewers want?
Post provided by Jess Metcalf and Sean McMahon The primary challenge Associate Editors face is finding Reviewers for manuscripts. When times get desperate, it may feel like anyone with a pulse will… Source: Next-Gen Peer Review: Solving Today’s Problems with Tomorrow’s Solutions Continue reading Next-Gen Peer Review: Solving Today’s Problems with Tomorrow’s Solutions
Peer review is critical to the research process, but is also the subject of much criticism and debate. Review bias, reviewer recognition and the discovery of peer review rings are recent examples of topics widely discussed by the scientific community. Many peer review models and experiments have emerged across scientific disciplines with the aim of improving the review process, often leading to more questions than … Continue reading What is the future of peer review in ecology?