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The FORCE11 Scholarly Communications Institute at the University of California, San Diego is a week long summer training course, incorporating intensive coursework, seminar participation, group activities, lectures and hands-on training.
Monday, July 31 • 1:30pm - 4:30pm
MT08 - Perspectives on Peer Review

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Peer review is a familiar and established part of scholarly communication. But what and who is it for? This course will take a broad view of peer review, considering it as an intervention and a system. As an intervention, what “problem” is peer review aiming to address? Is it diagnostic or preventive, or is it a treatment? Who does it benefit? What type of peer review works best? What potential harm can it do? What does the evidence tell us?

Some see the system of peer review as flawed or not suited to its purpose. Others see peer review as a fundamental part of the scholarly communication furniture. The course will survey flaws and imbalances in the peer review system, as well as serious failures and abuses. We will also take a tour through innovations and research aiming to improve peer review, seeing how they relate to the broader world of scholarly communication. Finally, the course will explore how peer reviewers, authors, editors, and others can make the system work as it should.

Limits on participation: None.

Intended audience: Researchers, editors.


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John Hilton

Editor, Cochrane Editorial Unit, Cochrane


Monday July 31, 2017 1:30pm - 4:30pm
RIMAC 9730 Hopkins Dr, La Jolla, CA 92093

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