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Fruitful Feedback: 5 Factors of a Great Peer Review

By Jennifer Lovick, Executive Editor of Cancer Control and Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment and Senior Managing Editor at SAGE Publishing You’ve been invited to review a paper that is under consideration for publication in a research journal. You … Continue reading

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Publishing peer review: An interview with the editor of Cooperation and Conflict

By Mollie Broad, PR Executive, SAGE Publishing @broad_mollie Peer review, although an imperfect system, plays an essential role within the scholarly ecosystem and acts as the gatekeeper in order to maintain the integrity of the academic record. However, reviewing manuscripts … Continue reading

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7 steps to strengthening your reviewer profile

By Katrina Newitt, Senior Peer Review Manager, SAGE Publishing, @KatrinaNewitt   You want to start reviewing. Where, and how, do you begin? It is widely acknowledged that there is a lack of formal training for peer reviewers and most learn “on … Continue reading

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Happy Peer Review Week!

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 … Continue reading

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Peer review: A publisher’s perspective- part 2

In celebration of Peer Review Week 2017, we’ve asked representatives from across SAGE’s global offices to share their thoughts on peer review. Their responses varied from its value, the ethics and challenges, to its future. Second is Tessa Pickett, Executive Director, STM … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Peer review: A good but flawed system?

From Journal of Child Health Care Peer review is a fundamental component of the process of scrutinizing a manuscript. It is not only important for ensuring the integrity of published manuscripts but also in terms of the impact it can … Continue reading

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A roadmap for peer review: Revisiting Erica Frank’s 1996 suggestions

In 1996 Dr. Erica Frank wrote a series of editor-reviewer “ideal” communications. Revisiting these suggestions, Michael Blades editor of the journal Applied Spectroscopy, explores if over two decades later the notion of the “still-imperfect art” of peer review remains the … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: More free scholarly articles discussing peer review

Various journals SAGE is pleased to offer free access to more articles to mark Peer Review Week. How double-blind peer review works and what it takes to be a good referee Eloísa Martín Current Sociology First Published July 4, 2016 … Continue reading

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Peer review: A publisher’s perspective- part 1

In celebration of Peer Review Week 2017 we’ve asked representatives from across SAGE’s global offices to share their thoughts on peer review. Their responses varied from its value, the ethics and challenges, to its future. Kicking off with her thoughts … Continue reading

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Introducing Peer Review Week 2017

Today marks the first day of Peer Review Week 2017, the third annual occurrence celebrating the value that peer review holds in the academic community and its role in maintaining scientific integrity, this year with the theme Transparency in Review. … Continue reading

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Is the lack of reviewer recognition putting research at risk?

Publons co-founder Andrew Preston outlines the online tools’ new initiative to better support reviewer recognition. Giving better recognition to reviewers and highlighting their expertise, Publons state, could have a very positive impact on the world of scholarly research. Peer review … Continue reading

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Top 3 takeaways from “Peer Review: the nuts and bolts” attendees  

What does peer review do for science and what does the scientific community want it to do for them? Should reviewers remain anonymous? Does peer review illuminate good ideas or shut them down? Equipping early career researchers with the answers … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Climate Scientists Virtually Unanimous: Anthropogenic Global Warming Is True

From Bulletin of Science Technology & Society The extent of the consensus among scientists on anthropogenic global warming (AGW) has the potential to influence public opinion and the attitude of political leaders and thus matters greatly to society. This paper … Continue reading

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How has the peer review arena changed over the past year? An update from Publons

Publons is a relatively new ‘kid on the block’ shaking up the peer review arena. Addressing the challenges around timing, it aims to speed up science by harnessing the power of peer review, and allowing reviewers to get recognition for … Continue reading

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Why peer review matters to Sense about Science, the public and early career researchers

Sense about Science is an independent campaigning charity that promotes understanding and use of scientific evidence and challenges its misrepresentation. We equip people with the tools they need to make sense of science and evidence, which is why we have … Continue reading

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