The theme for Peer Review Week this year is “Identity in Peer Review,” which focuses on the role of identities in the peer review process and also how to make peer review more diverse, equitable, and inclusive for all involved.
“Peer review is more than just a process. It is a teeming, thriving ecosystem that functions as a whole due to — and despite — the distinct roles played by each of the stakeholders involved in it,” said Jayashree Rajagopalan of Cactus Communications and co-chair of the 2021 Peer Review Week steering committee.
Peer review is more than just a process. It is a teeming, thriving ecosystem that functions as a whole due to—and despite—the distinct roles played by each of the stakeholders involved in it.
“Awareness of how these distinct identities influence peer review will help us appreciate how the symbiotic scholarly publishing universe functions and adapts itself to changing demands,” Rajagopalan added. “It will also help us build more inclusive and equitable peer review processes.”
You can see a list of virtual events for Peer Review Week 2021 at the event website, including events hosted by The Lancet, the American Physical Society, and the Institute of Physics.
The Research Library has multiple resources relating to peer review and scholarly identities. If you are interested in learning more, see our resource guides on measuring your research impact, copyright, and open access. You can also visit our ORCID at LANL page for information on what scholarly identity management looks like with an ORCID account.