By Kristen Marchetti, Associate Director of Peer Review @marchetti_kl
If you’re not already aware, today marks the beginning of Peer Review Week 2018, an annual event, currently in its fourth year running, which focuses on the importance of the role that peer review plays in academic publishing and scholarly communication. It takes place globally and is run and supported by members from almost thirty organizations, including SAGE. We’re proud to once again be involved and we’re excited to see and contribute to discussions that emerge relating to this year’s theme of “Diversity in Peer Review”.
Over the course of the week we will be sharing a series of blog posts on a variety of peer review-related topics ranging from practical advice on strengthening your reviewer profile to top tips on what makes a great peer review, so keep your eyes peeled!
While there are numerous events, webinars, and blog posts scheduled in celebration of Peer Review Week, some of the events that I look forward to include checking out the data in the Global State of Peer Review report which our partners at Publons just released this past Friday, and hearing more about some of the innovative ways in which organizations are using ORCIDs by attending one of the upcoming ORCID webinars. Last, but certainly not least, I recommend keeping up to date with the discussions, events and content being shared across social media by following the #PeerReviewWeek18 and #PeerRevDiversityInclusion hashtags.
As Associate Director of Peer Review here at SAGE, I see first-hand the important role that rigorous peer review plays in the publication process including improving, verifying and validating high-quality content. In our mission to build bridges to knowledge, we work hard to ensure that we adhere to the highest standards of peer review and publication ethics across the board, and towards that end have teams in our offices around the globe that are specifically focused on supporting our peer review program.
Our teams here at SAGE will be taking time to celebrate Peer Review Week and we hope that you will join us!