Event info
Type: Panel Discussion
When: April, 17th 2021 | 3:00 pm CEST  | 1.00 pm GMT | 9.00 pm UTC / GMT Offset +8:00 hours

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Giacomo Bellani, Associate Professor of Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine of the University of Milan-Bicocca, Italy


Lucia Steele, Publications Manager, AboutScience, Italy


Moderated by: Dr Gareth DykeUniversity of Debrecen (Hungary) & Babeş-Bolyai University (Romania) BSc, PhD

Join us for a panel discussion on the topic: Why agree to be a peer reviewer in 2021? The importance of this process.
“I’m a peer reviewer! Get me out of here!”
Or not.

In this one-off 45 minute panel discussion, our experts will discuss some of the issues that reviewers face when asked to take the time to perform this process for journals.
Host Dr Gareth Dyke will be joined by Professor Giacomo Bellani, expert reviewer, and Mrs Lucia Steele, publishing professional, to discuss some of the key issues around peer review and managing the process.
You can ask them anything!


The forum is hosted by ReviewerCredits and TopEdit


Dr. Giacomo Bellani is Associate Professor of Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine of the University of Milan-Bicocca, in Monza, Italy and staff physician in the general Intensive Care Unit of San Gerardo Hospital, where he completed the postgraduate training program in Anesthesia and Critical Care. In 2003-2004 he was research fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital, in Boston, MA. In 2010 he acquired a PhD in Biomedical technology at UNIMIB. Research has always been complementary to his clinical activities. His research is largely focused on ARDS and mechanical ventilation monitoring. From October 2015 to October 2018 he was chairman of the Acute Respiratory Failure Section of ESICM. He is co-PI of the LUNG SAFE study (main manuscript published in 2016 on JAMA). Member of the SMART meeting organizing committee. He authored about 150 peer-reviewed papers, 10 book chapters, two patents delivering about 120 invited talks. He is co-founder and president of ReviewerCredits.com, co-founder of DICO Technologies.

Lucia Steele, Publications manager. With over 20 years’ experience in STM publishing, her focus is on reviewing and strengthening policies and procedures, evaluating and deploying alternative solutions to improve efficiencies, liaising to journal editors, publishers and partners. Her long experience in scientific publishing makes her very attentive to editors’ and publishers’ needs, offering viable solutions to successfully publish new contents. She is in charge of the peer review process of AboutScience journal portfolio.