Wednesday, September 11, 2013

All about Peer Review


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Are you in the early stages of your 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? Here are two resources that might interest you:

Peer review: the nuts and bolts

This is a nuts and bolts guide to peer review for early career researchers written by members of the VoYS network.
- See more at: http://www.senseaboutscience.org/pages/peer-review-the-nuts-and-bolts.html#sthash.7RrIRCFu.dpuf



Peer Review: the Nuts and Bolts is a guide to peer review written specifically for early career researchers. Written by members of the Voice of Young Science (VoYS)  the guide will help researchers understand:
  1. How the peer review process works
  2. Some of the limitations of peer review
  3. The role of peer review in society
Another tool worth watching is a youtube video that was streamed live on May 31, 2013.
 

Peer Review: The Nuts & Bolts was a
Sense About Science workshop that was recorded live at SAGE (http://www.sagepub.com/home.nav) in London 31st May 2013.

Speakers included
Dr Stephen Curry, Professor of Structural Biology, Imperial College London

Dr Sarah Edwards, co-editor of the journal Research Ethics

Irene Hames, COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) Council, and independent editorial consultant and adviser to the publishing, higher education and research sectors

Julia Wilson, development manager for Sense About Science.

Book: http://www.senseaboutscience.org/pages/peer-review-the-nuts-and-bolts.html
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yglKbJiHfKM


~posted by K.Jane

Peer review: the nuts and bolts

This is a nuts and bolts guide to peer review for early career researchers written by members of the VoYS network.
Peer review: the nuts and boltsUsing a collection of concerns raised by their peers, the VoYS writing team set off to interview scientists, journal editors, grant bodies’ representatives, patient group workers and journalists in the UK and around the world to find out how peer review works, the challenges for peer review and how to get involved.
We have not avoided criticisms of the peer review process in this guide but rather entered into the debate, asking journal editors and reviewers some challenging questions about scientific fraud and plagiarism going undetected; issues of trust and bias; ground-breaking research taking years to publish and the system benefiting a closed group of scientists.
This guide will help early career researchers understand:
1. How the peer review process works
2. Some of the limitations of peer review
3. The role of peer review in society
- See more at: http://www.senseaboutscience.org/pages/peer-review-the-nuts-and-bolts.html#sthash.7RrIRCFu.dpuf
This is a nuts and bolts guide to peer review for early career researchers written by members of the VoYS network - See more at: http://www.senseaboutscience.org/pages/peer-review-the-nuts-and-bolts.html#sthash.7RrIRCFu.dpuf

Peer review: the nuts and bolts

This is a nuts and bolts guide to peer review for early career researchers written by members of the VoYS network.
- See more at: http://www.senseaboutscience.org/pages/peer-review-the-nuts-and-bolts.html#sthash.7RrIRCFu.dpuf

Peer review: the nuts and bolts

This is a nuts and bolts guide to peer review for early career researchers written by members of the VoYS network.
- See more at: http://www.senseaboutscience.org/pages/peer-review-the-nuts-and-bolts.html#sthash.7RrIRCFu.dpuf

Peer review: the nuts and bolts

This is a nuts and bolts guide to peer review for early career researchers written by members of the VoYS network.
Peer review: the nuts and boltsUsing a collection of concerns raised by their peers, the VoYS writing team set off to interview scientists, journal editors, grant bodies’ representatives, patient group workers and journalists in the UK and around the world to find out how peer review works, the challenges for peer review and how to get involved.
We have not avoided criticisms of the peer review process in this guide but rather entered into the debate, asking journal editors and reviewers some challenging questions about scientific fraud and plagiarism going undetected; issues of trust and bias; ground-breaking research taking years to publish and the system benefiting a closed group of scientists.
This guide will help early career researchers understand:
1. How the peer review process works
2. Some of the limitations of peer review
3. The role of peer review in society
Peer review: the nuts and bolts was launched in July 2012 at the EuroScience Open Forum in Dublin alongside a call from VoYS members to the Higher Education Funding Council of England to recognise reviewing as part of the Research Excellence Framework.
- See more at: http://www.senseaboutscience.org/pages/peer-review-the-nuts-and-bolts.html#sthash.H0VAQmW7.dpuf