Peer Review Week issues community-wide call for participation

Peer Review Week 2017 is now only two weeks away.   It runs from 11 – 17 September, with activities taking place on social media and across the globe.  Follow us on #PeerRevWk17 or @PeerRevWeek.


The theme of Peer Review Week 2017 is Transparency in Review, a topic that will allow the community to explore a wide range of opportunities and challenges that this presents for peer review.

Join in with planned activities

*** A panel discussion after the Peer Review Congress (Chicago 10-12 September).

Submit your questions to our expert panel “Under the Microscope: Transparency in Peer Review” via Twitter using #AskPRW

  • Alice Meadows (ORCID & moderator)
  • Carly Strasser (Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation)
  • Irene Hames (researcher and peer review expert)
  • Elizabeth Moylan (BMC publishing)
  • Andrew Preston (Publons)

Join us for the panel by registering on our website or watch the livestream on our Twitter account @PeerRevWeek.  Details can be found on

Other planned events include webinars, question and answer sessions and informal get togethers to discuss all the topics surrounding peer review.  Check out our website regularly as events will be updated here as they are confirmed and follow us on Twitter @PeerRevWeek

Social Media Contest

Why not enter our ‘Social Media Contest’? The topic is ‘What’s your idea to bring more transparency in peer review’ and eligible content can be any type of media (text, drawing, video etc).  Submit via Twitter @PeerRevWeek before September 14th.   Winners and prizes will be announced on our website.

Get Involved

If you would like to organise an event, or contribute to our website, please email us at using the subject line ‘Peer Review Week’ including a brief description of the event.  Suggested events could be a workshop, webinar or social media event such as a TwitterChat Q&A session.

A list of other Peer Review Week events and activities, as well as a range of resources and information are available on the website which will be updated over the next weeks.  During Peer Review Week, many organizations will join in the celebrations with additional activities.

We especially encourage events, activities and resources around the theme of Transparency in Peer Review this year. However, any material or event that brings awareness to and advances discourse around peer review is welcome!

Help us promote Peer Review Week and join the conversation on social media by using the Twitter hashtags #PeerRevWk17 and #TransparencyinReview.

The idea for the first Peer Review Week, held in 2015, grew out of informal conversations between ORCID, ScienceOpen, Sense About Science, and Wiley, the organizations that planned and launched the initiative in 2015.

For more information, and to get involved with Peer Review Week activities, visit and follow #PeerRevWk17 and #TransparencyinReview

The Organizing Committee members are affiliated with the following organizations:

AAAS, AAUP, ACS Publications, AMRC, Aries Systems, Editage, Editorial Office Ltd, eLife, Elsevier, Emerald Publishing, F1000, Federation of European Microbiological Societies, INASP, Informa, ISMTE, JAMA Peer Review Congress, OHRI, ORCID, OSA, PEERE, Publons, SAGE Publishing, Science Open, Sense About Science, Springer Nature, Taylor and Francis, The Royal Society, UGR, Wiley.