What is the future of peer review in ecology?

The Applied Ecologist

For the British Ecological Society Annual Meeting 2016 the BES Publications team will be holding a panel debate on the future of peer review in ecology. Find out how you can get involved in this debate here.

What is the role of peer review in scientific research? What are the advantages and disadvantages of the different models of peer review? What recognition should be available for reviewers? How is the peer review landscape changing? If you find yourself asking these questions, this workshop is for you!

Peer review is critical to the research process, but is also the subject of much criticism and debate. Review bias, reviewer recognition and the discovery of peer review rings are recent examples of topics widely discussed by the scientific community. Many peer review models and experiments have emerged across scientific disciplines with the aim of improving the review process, often leading to more questions…

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