Peer Review Week, a global event celebrating the essential role that peer review plays in maintaining the quality of research, is nearly here. We already know that the aspect of publishing in a journal that raises the most questions at the author workshops we run is peer review. ‘How does it work?’, ‘What should I expect?’, ‘What’s the most appropriate way to respond to reviewer’s comments?’ are just some of the questions fired at us. So to give researchers the opportunity to get answers to these questions wherever they are in the world, we’re hosting a Twitter chat this Peer Review Week on the topic of peer review.
We’ve gathered a panel of experts who’ll be on hand to answer peer review questions on Wednesday 21 September, from 2.30 – 3.30pm BST. Researchers will be tweeting questions using #tfPeerReview either beforehand or on the day, and journal editors are invited to provide their own insights and join in the conversation. There will also be the opportunity for you to pose questions to the Taylor & Francis team who manage the systems that facilitate peer review on our journals (Scholar One Manuscripts and Editorial Manager). So get your questions ready, and we look forward to seeing you there!
Our #tfPeerReview panel
Meet the editors
Juan Corley started as Assistant Editor in 2006, and since 2014 has been Chief Editor for the International Journal of Pest Management (IJPM). He is currently Principal Researcher of CONICET (National Scientific Council of Argentina), Head of the Insect Population Ecology Group at INTA (National Agricultural Technology Institute of Argentina) and Associate Professor of Ecology at the University of Comahue, also in Argentina. He has published more than 80 papers in peer-reviewed journals and has participated actively in several agricultural research committees, assisting in the development of pest management programs, both at national and international levels.
Dr. Margaret Smith Chisolm is Associate Professor and Vice Chair for Education in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Johns Hopkins University. She is co-author of a textbook on psychiatric evaluation and editor of a book on social media in medicine. In addition, she has written more than 70 scientific and clinical articles about substance use and other psychiatric disorders, humanistic practice, and medical education. Dr. Chisolm is a member of the Miller-Coulson Academy of Clinical Excellence and the recipient of the 2014 Johns Hopkins University Alumni Association Excellence in Teaching Award. She has twice been recognized as an Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism Scholar.
Professor Catherine Harper is Dean of Creative and Cultural Industries at University of Portsmouth, UK, and forthcoming Deputy Vice-Chancellor of University of Chichester, UK. She is author of a Berg monograph and author/editor of Bloomsbury’s Textiles: Critical and Primary Sources. Catherine has published in chapter and article format, most recently in Taylor & Francis’ Social Identities: Journal for the Study of Race, Nation and Culture. She is a member of the Birmingham City University’s Acts of Memory in Locational Sites and Diasporic Post-colonial and Post-conflict Contexts Research Cluster, and her research is currently supported by the Textile Society, Marc Fitch Fund, and the Society of Antiquaries, London.
Check out a video interview with Catherine from our UK Editor Round Tables last year.
Meet the Taylor & Francis peer review systems team
Gareth Meager, Editorial Systems Manager
Gareth Meager is an Editorial Systems Manager in the Electronic Editorial Systems team. His role involves managing the provision of support and assistance to journal administrators, editors, authors and referees of journals published by Taylor & Francis that use online peer review systems. He primarily focuses on implementing, building and rolling out new online peer review sites.
Lucy Francis, Editorial Office Team Leader
Lucy Francis currently works on the Electronic Editorial Systems Team as Editorial Office Team Leader, with responsibility for liaising with peer review support suppliers. This includes both supervising implementation of support for journals and monitoring supplier performance to ensure a continued high standard of support. Lucy is also involved with peer review and publishing ethics knowledge dissemination within Taylor & Francis.