Resources for peer reviewers


For those of you who are novel to peer review and are just receiving their first invitations, or for those who are more experienced, but still would like to increase their knowledge on the field, we provide a set of useful resources on the world of peer review. The list does not mean to be exaustive, but it is a selection of what we found useful. Anything important missing? Just let us know!

Courses and Manuals

Focus on Peer review: free online course in six modules from Nature Publishing Group. Receive a certificate when you complete 80% of the course. What you’ll learn:The importance and responsibilities of peer reviewers, How to prepare a peer review report, The ethics of peer review, Innovations in different types of peer review


Articles and Blogs

Understanding Bias in Peer Review Thursday, November 30, 2017

Peer Review 101 Handout From the American Physiological Society. Practical tips for trainees, junior faculty, and mentors to build experience as a reviewer. (PDF)

 The Global Burden of Journal Peer Review in the Biomedical Literature: Strong Imbalance in the Collective Enterprise Michail Kovanis, Raphaël Porcher, Philippe Ravaud, Ludovic Trinquart. PLoS ONE 11(11): e0166387.

Quality and value: the true purpose of peer review Charles G. Jennings, , «Nature», 2006, DOI: 10.1038/nature05032.

Peer review: still king in the digital age, David Nicholas [et al.], «Learned publishing», 28 (2015), n. 1, p. 15-21, DOI: 10.1087/20150104

Quality and value: how can we research peer review?,Joan E. Sieber, «Nature», 2006, DOI: 10.1038/nature05006.

The new alchemy: Online networking, data sharing and research activity distribution tools for scientists, Williams AJ, Peck L and Ekins S. The new alchemy: Online networking, data sharing and research activity distribution tools for scientists F1000Research 2017, 6:1315 (doi: 10.12688/f1000research.12185.1)


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