Plenary 4: Quality assurance
- Frank Scholze (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)
Mr Damian Pattinson (PLOS)
Since its launch seven years ago, PLOS ONE has broken all records of growth and scale, becoming the largest journal in the world within just five years. The journal now receives thousands of submissions each month, and publishes over 600 new research articles every week. Despite this scale, the journal has managed to maintain a high standard of quality and rigour, by using a combination of...
27. Quality Assurance Session: Peerage of Science - community driven initiative to improve peer-review
Dr Janne-Tuomas Seppänen (University of Jyväskylä)
In this talk I will discuss the two "foundation stones" of the Peerage of Science. 1) Peer judgement and scoring of the peer reviews. The academic community, and the publishing industry, need to have the courage to say out loud that the quality of peer review contributions varies considerably, and so act accordingly. Only then can we begin to give academic recognition for excellence in peer...
Mr Andrew Preston
In this presentation I will introduce Publons.com and describe how researchers use the service to build and verify their peer review record. I will also outline the tools we provide to help editors to find and contact reviewers. This is all part of our mission to speed up science by improving the peer review process.