Sense About Science held a workshop on peer review in collaboration with the Research Information Network, Vitae, Elsevier and the Voice of Young Science.
This afternoon event was held at the University of Sussex, Brighton on 5 March 2010 and was free and for early career researchers in all sciences, engineering and medicine (PhD students, post-docs or equivalent in ﬁrst job).
The workshop discussed the process of peer review in journal publishing and explored the criticisms of the peer review process. What does peer review do for science? Does it detect fraud and misconduct? Will it illuminate good ideas or shut them down?
The RIN’s Liason and Partnerships Ofﬁcer, Branwen Hide, spoke at the event on ‘The changing scholarly communications landscape: What does this mean for peer review?’
For more information on the programme, visit http://www.rin.ac.uk/news/events/research-publishing-it-reviewing-it-and-talking-about-it-publicly