Peer review: much discussed, much covered, much maligned, but what do researchers really think of the system at the heart of scholarly research? Is it as broken as we are sometimes led to believe? How much of a discrepancy is there between expectation and reality? How do views differ between authors, editors and reviewers? Or across the disciplines – humanities, social sciences, science and medicine?
Building on previous research by the Publishing Research Consortium and Sense about Science, Taylor & Francis conducted a global survey and focus groups in 2015 with authors, reviewers and editors around the world. This webinar will present a snapshot of the findings, particularly focusing on views on the purpose of peer review, perceptions on ethical issues, opinions on different models of review, and on the ‘mechanics’ of the system.