Peer review

Section edited by Elizabeth Wager.

This Section considers manuscripts reporting research into the peer review of articles for publication (by journals), or presentation (by conferences), and the peer review of grant proposals by funders. Research topics for this section will include: methods of identifying, training and rewarding peer reviewers; mechanisms to reduce bias, such as blinding; novel systems for peer review, such as ‘public review’ and post-publication review; and methods to measure and improve the quality of peer review.

  1. Commentary

    Recruitment of reviewers is becoming harder at some journals: a test of the influence of reviewer fatigue at six journals in ecology and evolution

    It is commonly reported by editors that it has become harder to recruit reviewers for peer review and that this is because individuals are being asked to review too often and are experiencing reviewer fatigue....

    Charles W. Fox, Arianne Y. K. Albert and Timothy H. Vines

    Research Integrity and Peer Review 2017 2:3

    Published on: 8 March 2017

  2. Commentary

    Improving the peer review of narrative literature reviews

    As the size of the published scientific literature has increased exponentially over the past 30 years, review articles play an increasingly important role in helping researchers to make sense of original resea...

    Jennifer A. Byrne

    Research Integrity and Peer Review 2016 1:12

    Published on: 4 September 2016

  3. Editorial

    A new forum for research on research integrity and peer review

    This editorial explains why we are launching Research Integrity and Peer Review, a new open-access journal that will provide a home to research on ethics, reporting, and evaluation of research. We discuss how the...

    Stephanie L. Harriman, Maria K. Kowalczuk, Iveta Simera and Elizabeth Wager

    Research Integrity and Peer Review 2016 1:5

    Published on: 3 May 2016