Following the success of last year’s inaugural event, we are delighted to announce that the 2nd Peer Review Week will be held from 19th to 25th September 2016.
Peer Review Week is a global event celebrating the essential role that peer review plays in maintaining scientific quality. The event brings together individuals, institutions, and organizations committed to sharing the central message that good peer review, whatever shape or form it might take, is critical to scholarly communications.
This year’s theme is Recognition for Review, exploring all aspects of how those participating in review activity – in publishing, grant review, conference submissions, promotion and tenure, and more – should be recognized for their contribution.
Planned activities include virtual and in-person events including webinars, videos, interviews and social media activities designed to improve understanding of the principle of peer review and how it is practiced within the scholarly community.
Plans and events for Peer Review Week will be announced via the Peer Review Week website in the coming weeks, and we hope that it will achieve our goal of engaging everyone who cares about peer review in a few days of celebrations and discussions.
We also hope that you will help support Peer Review Week by engaging with our social media campaign, sharing our content and perhaps creating your own (resources are available here).
If you are planning an event and would like it to be featured on the Peer Review Week website, please send a brief description of the event to PRWeek@aaas.org, using the subject line “Peer Review Week”.
For more information about Peer Review Week, please visit peerreviewweek.org.
Join the conversation on Twitter #PeerRevWk16 and #RecognizeReview.