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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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SAGE’s Reviewer Gateway- supporting reviewers through the peer review process

On the second day of Peer Review Week 2016, we thought it would be a good time to tell you more about SAGE’s Reviewer Gateway, our online portal providing key peer review resources for the research community. Peer review is … Continue reading

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Recognition for Review: Who’s Doing What?

This post first appeared on the Peer Review Week website and is a culmination of opinions and thoughts from the Peer Review Week organising committee.  To help celebrate Peer Review Week 2016, we asked the 20+ organisations on the steering … Continue reading

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Approaching peer review for the first time- 3 tips from an Early Career Researcher

Many of us PhD students will be on the receiving end of a peer review, but it’s equally valuable to review articles ourselves. Last year, I received several rounds of helpful reviews on my first journal article and, earlier this year, I had … Continue reading

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Peer Review: The Nuts & Bolts: How one PhD student sought to fill the information gap

Guest post, Hannah Aitchison, Chemistry Ph.D. student, University of St Andrews As a chemistry Ph.D. student, the past three and a half years have often felt like a marathon training programme. There has been intense preparation on instrumentation and technical … Continue reading

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What to expect from peer review: a new beginner’s guide from Sense About Science

For those of our readers still early in their career as a researcher, do you sometimes wonder what happens from the point that you submit a journal article to the time that you hear it has been accepted? Chances are, … Continue reading

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Peer review – a review of its future

A very large and potentially significant report: Peer Review in Academic Promotion and Publishing: Its meaning, locus and future has just been published by the Center for Studies in Higher Education at UC Berkeley.  Here are two extracts from the … Continue reading

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SAGE rolls out rewards program for all journal reviewers

SAGE today announced a global reviewer rewards program providing those who review papers for its journals with free electronic access to the entire list of SAGE journals. The program, trialed in 2010 with a small number of titles, is now … Continue reading

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New ScholarOne report: Increasing the quality and timeliness of scholarly peer review

A new white paper from ScholarOne has been published, outlining “the practice of peer review, both its importance to the publishing industry and to the wider scientific community. It identifies strategies for improving peer review timeliness, including emerging and evolving … Continue reading

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ESP as the subject of academic inquiry

Interesting debate at the NY Times about the decision of a peer-reviewed journal to publish a study supporting the notion of ESP. Though the paper was peer reviewed, there are many critics who say the research is nonsense. A group … Continue reading

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New survey shows importance of journal ‘brand’ to readers

Confirming what we already know, a new study shows that researchers attach high importance to reading articles from recognized peer-reviewed journals. From the press release: For the conjoint analysis, respondents were asked to consider 16 article profiles and rate them … Continue reading

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Inviting and responding to comments

The BMJ have an active system for readers to comment on articles published in their online publications.  But a recent report covered here in the Scholarly Kitchen suggests that authors are not engaging in the process.   The BMJ report: “Adequacy … Continue reading

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New benefits for SAGE reviewers

We are delighted to announce a new facility to provide free access to our journals to individuals who act as reviewers for SAGE journal articles. The peer review process is the lynchpin of the scholarly publishing process, and relies heavily … Continue reading

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Supporting students and developing tomorrow’s scholars

We have had a busy couple of weeks for visitors in SAGE.  A number of our existing and new society partners have been to Thousand Oaks to meet with a wide range of SAGE staff.  We always learn something new … Continue reading

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Peer review under peer pressure

The peer review process has come under attack from within on a fairly regular basis. Now an article in Prospect examines the latest salvo. The latest complaint seems more than paranoia, however, since it came from 14 leading stem cell … Continue reading

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