About Peer Review Week 2016

What is Peer Review Week?

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.

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Peer Review Week 2016: Recognition for review

Following the success of last year’s inaugural event, we are delighted to announce that the  2nd Peer Review Week will be held from 19th to 25th September 2016

This year’s theme is Recognition for Review, exploring all aspects of how those participating in review activity – in publishing, grant review, conference submissions, promotion and tenure, and more – should be recognized for their contribution.

Planned activities include virtual and in-person events including webinars, videos, interviews and social media activities designed to improve understanding of the principle of peer review and how it is practiced within the scholarly community.

We will also feature a comprehensive list of online resources to advance our understanding of peer review and its role in 21st century scholarship.

Peer Review Week Event Calendar

Monday 12th

Tuesday 13th

Wednesday 14th

Thursday 15th

Friday 16th




14:00-15:30 GMT

Peer Review is Dead! Long Live Peer Review!

Monday 19th

Tuesday 20th

Wednesday 21st

Thursday 22nd

Friday 23rd




10:00-12:00 AEST

How to be an effective reviewer:A Taylor & Francis early career researcher workshop




10:00-11:00 CEST

Recognizing Peer Reviewers: a Webinar to Celebrate Editors and Researchers




11:00-12:00 BST

Recognising Review: New and future approaches for acknowledging the peer review process.




09:30 EST

Peer Review in the Kitchen




Q & A

Open peer review Q&A blog with Jeremy Sanders (EIC Royal Society Open Science)




10:00-11:00 EDT

ORCID webinar on Peer Review Recognition: One Year Later




11:00-12:00 EST

Recognition for Peer Reviewers: Building a Culture of Credit in Scholarly Publishing





Expert Panel

11:00-12:00 AEST

Recognition for Review




08:00-10:00 CEST

Peer-review, the backbone of journal publishing



Q & A

14:30-15:30 BST

Taylor & Francis Peer Review Twitter chat




09:30-10:30 EST

Getting Recognition for Reviewing #RecognizeReview #PeerRevWk16




12:00-13:00 EST

Perspectives on peer review: A panel discussion




13:30-14:30 GMT

How reviewer comments affect author morale: Need for sensitive peer reviews




13:00-14:00 SGT

Peer review: a global view – a Taylor & Francis white paper




10:00-11:00 EST

Revitalizing peer review. ScholarOne and guests




16:00-17:30 EST

Frontiers’ Peer Review Happy Hour




17:00-19:00 EST

Wine, Cheese, and #PeerRevWk16 hosted by J&J Editorial




09:15-10:15 SGT

Peer review: a global view – a Taylor & Francis white paper



Q & A

11:00-12:00 BST

Ask us anything about peer review – Twitter Q&A




16:00 BST

Publons #SentinelsofScience Awards




16:00-18:00 CEST

Peer-review, the backbone of journal publishing