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Emerald Publishing sponsors Peer Review Week 2017

Emerald among number of major publishers supporting this year’s event, with its theme of ‘Transparency’

Bingley, United Kingdom, 11 September 2017Emerald Publishing is pleased to be a co-organizer and sponsor of Peer Review Week 2017, 11-17 September, with its theme of ‘Transparency’.

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.

Emerald provides a number of resources to help drive the quality of peer review and support its reviewer communities, including practical tips and guidance on all aspects of the peer review process, as well as a reviewer reward scheme. 

Emerald also recognizes that, without the efforts and dedication of reviewers, Emerald journals would not have the right to be called scholarly and therefore include a much-coveted ‘Outstanding Reviewer Award’ in its annual Literati Awards programme.

Emerald has also recently extended its partnership with Publons, which works with peer reviewers, academic publishers, and research institutions to make peer review a rewarding activity. Established in 2013, the company collects information from peer reviewers and publishers to produce comprehensive reviewer profiles with publisher-verified peer review contributions that researchers can add to their resume without breaking reviewer anonymity.

Tony Roche, Publishing Director at Emerald, said: “Peer reviewers are the guardians of the body of knowledge. It is their responsibility to ensure that every published paper makes a genuine contribution to that academic field. 

“At Emerald, we’re passionate about recognizing and rewarding the efforts of our authors and editors, and celebrating the outstanding contributions many have made to the peer-review process. 

“As such, we’re more than happy to help support Peer Review Week 2017 and its theme of Transparency, which helps build understanding and trust in scholarly communications to the benefit of all.”

To find out more about Peer Review Week 2017, visit peerreviewweek.wordpress.com or read the blog ‘What does transparent peer review mean and why is it important?’ published in Scholarly Kitchen here.

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