The findings of the Nuffield Council report on the culture of science in the UK were discussed at the BioMed Central Editors’ Conference which took place in London on Tuesday 19 May 2015 . Editors, who are also researchers, authors and reviewers, from all over the world explored how to relieve the pressure to publish.
How can we support and acknowledge peer reviewers? How can we involve early career researchers in peer review? What is the future of peer review? These are just a few of the topics I recently discussed with some of BioMed Central’s Editors.
How do you make decisions about whether or not to peer review an article? And where do you start? We discuss the ins and outs in the first of a series of step-by-step guides for the novice peer reviewer.
What can we do to increase trust in peer review? How can we encourage more researchers to take part in peer review? These were just some of the issues considered in a panel discussion on ‘Righting Peer Review’ at the ARCS conference earlier this week.