For journals in need of peer reviewers, cultivating relationships with early-career researchers (ECRs) is one of the best ways to get new volunteers. In this blog post, we're rounding up three tips for finding and supporting ECR referees.
How can scholarly publishers support metadata enrichment and dissemination starting at peer review to help link the many facets of scholars' identities online? We explored this question during Scholastica's recent Peer Review Week webinar.
Set to be formalized as an ANSI/NISO standard, STM's Peer Review Taxonomy is progressing fast. We caught up with Lois Jones, a member of the Taxonomy working group and Peer Review Manager at the APA, to learn more about the initiative.
In this interview, President and Founder of PSP Consulting Pippa Smart, overviews the many variations of blind and open peer review that she's come across as well as core benefits and challenges of each that journals should consider.
During Scholastica's recent Peer Review Week webinar, panelists explored ways journals can help scholars and the general public more easily distinguish peer-reviewed preprints from unvetted ones to increase trust in preprints and peer review. Read on for the full details and a link to the webinar recording!
During this free on-demand webinar, speakers from Scholastica and J&J Editorial cover best practices for conducting a peer review audit to improve journal efficiency from a technical and editorial perspective.
The 2019 ISMTE North American conference brought together stakeholders across the scholarly publishing landscape with sessions ranging from editorial office management to the future of open access. Here are some highlights.
When a scholar visits an open access journal's website for the first time, they look for certain markers of publication quality. Chief among them are well-outlined peer review policies. In this post, we outline the primary elements to include in journal peer review policies and best practices to follow.
While you can't guarantee that your journal will receive top-notch reviewer comments all of the time, there are some steps your editorial team can take to improve reviewer comment quality.
Every journal's peer review process can use some polishing from time to time. In this blog post we outline three areas of peer review that all journals should audit and how to approach data collection.