NISO Joins Peer Review Week Celebration

Peer Review Week Kicks Off September 21 With NISO Engagement!

We’re delighted to announce that, for the first time, NISO will be officially participating in Peer Review Week (PRW), a yearly event led by academic publishers, societies, and other scholarly organizations around the world. This year, PRW is dedicated to “Trust in Peer Review” and, throughout the week of September 21 - 25, NISO and other organizations will highlight the critical role of peer review in research with a week of virtual events and activities.

The importance of reliable scholarly publications has rarely been as public or pressing as now, with the world still in the throes of the COVID-19 pandemic. Maintaining trust in the peer review decision-making process is paramount if we are to solve the world’s most pressing problems. This global, week-long event will shine a light on how the peer review process works and why it helps build trust in research.

NISO is participating in the Steering Committee (our Director of Community Engagement, Alice Meadows, is Co-Chair of the Marketing & Communications Subcommittee) and co-hosting a webinar with Cabells, to showcase some of the ways we are helping support peer review and peer reviewers. Speakers from our MECA (Manuscript Exchange Common Approach) and CRediT (Contributor Role Taxonomy) working groups, and from the JATS4R steering committee, will provide updates on the work of these important initiatives as well as answering your questions. More information will be available shortly!

In this time of uncertainty, ensuring that peer review is trustworthy has never been more urgent. We invite all scholarly and scientific societies, researchers, editors, publishers, libraries, universities, funders, and anyone interested in the advancement of high-quality research to join us during Peer Review Week for this celebration and learning experience. 

If your organization is interested in participating, please see the Get Involved page for more information.