This week (19th – 25th Sept 2016) is Peer Review Week, and the focus is on recognition for those who carry it out. The event means that some of my favourite blogs like the Scholarly Kitchen and publisher organisations like ALPSP or publishers themselves are all talking about ways that we could improve peer review, often engaging with researchers too. For instance, Science Open are hosting a webinar today, and Frontiers are hosting an event in London and in Lausanne on Thursday 22nd Sept.
For a full programme of events, take a look at the Peer Review Week blog.
There is a lot happening on Twitter too with the hashtags #PeerRevWk16 and #RecognizeReview
I’ve already blogged my thoughts on peer review over on my personal blog and there’s a lot of great content to read on other blogs too. So instead of writing more here, I’d like to ask a question, in the form of a Twitter poll. That question is:
Are you comfortable with the concept of open, attributed peer review?
This rather requires you to know what the concept is. In case there is any doubt, let’s use the concept as described by F1000 research in a blogpost called “What is open peer review” from 2014.
Please do share your views: the twitter poll itself is embedded below so you can leave a quick response, and feel free to expand on your answer in the comments at the bottom of this post. I look forward to hearing from you!