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The inaugural Peer Review Week took place last week. The event was organized by the Scholarly Kitchen, ORCID, ScienceOpen, Sense About Science, and Wiley. As research has become increasingly digital and global, new forms of peer review have emerged. Along with these new forms of peer review, researchers are questioning the existing peer review system. The issues range from sexism is peer review to gaining professional recognition for participating in peer review.
The Scholarly Kitchen writes:
“Our hope is that, if it becomes an annual event, Peer Review Week can help, by providing the scholarly community with an opportunity to focus on why peer review matters, to debate the many diverse efforts to support and improve it and, above all, to recognize the researchers who dedicate so much time and care to it.”
During Peer Review Week, representatives from ORCID, ScienceOpen, Sense About Science, and Wiley join together for a virtual discussion about peer review and shared what it means to them. Hear from these organizations on the ORCID Blog.
To spread the word about Peer Review Week participants used Twitter to share blog posts and articles about peer review; check out #peerrevwk15 on Twitter to catch up on the conversations.