March 11, 2014 | Leila Jones , Publishing Manager - Journal Development

Peer review matters

Partnering with Sense About Science

At Taylor & Francis we believe that peer review matters and that, despite its criticisms, it is essential for evaluating the quality, validity, and relevance of scholarly research. This is why we are pleased to be continuing our partnership with Sense About Science and supporting their Voice of Young Science (VoYS) free peer review workshops for early-career researchers.

Sense About Science is a charitable trust championing public discussion about scientific issues, and their growing international VoYS network engages early-career researchers in debates about research and evidence, encouraging them to stand up for science through promoting scientific scrutiny and peer review. The VoYS peer review workshops offer researchers at the start of their careers the chance to hear panelists talk about their own experiences of peer review and to discuss with their peers how the peer review system works, what the challenges are, how they can get involved, and the importance of peer review for science and the public.

Sense About Science’s work on promoting peer review is wide-reaching, and their advice is reflected in our own information and guidelines for our editors, authors, and reviewers. We are well aware of the time and expertise invested by all involved in the peer review process and we welcome the opportunity to collaborate with Sense About Science on providing support and guidance for researchers. Our Publishing Director David Green adds that:

“In a more open world, where so much content is readily available, peer review is essential for academics and the public in helping to establish which content can be trusted. At Taylor & Francis we are committed to sustaining scientific authority through peer review quality and integrity and welcome the opportunity to continue to work with Sense about Science on their VoYS peer review workshops, helping young researchers understand the importance of quality peer review and how they can become part of the peer review process.”

Published: March 11, 2014 | Author: Leila Jones , Publishing Manager - Journal Development | Category: Front page, In the industry, News and ideas, Peer review | Tagged with: