This year’s Peer Review Week with the theme Recognition for Review will be held from 19th to 25th September 2016. Planned activities include virtual and in-person events including webinars, videos, interviews and social media activities.
More about Peer Review Week at https://peerreviewweek.wordpress.com/
The new open access platform LIBRE will enable an open peer review process that is arranged and handled by the authors themselves. It will be launched in October.
Learn more about LIBRE at http://www.libreapp.org/ or watch the video on YouTube.
The Scientist‘s August cover story entitled Whither Science Publishing? deals with the future of scientific publishing.
The journal has asked publishers, researchers, information scientists and others about problems with the existing system of scientific publishing and how it will look like in ten years. Questions are Is open-access publishing the wave of the future? or Are there problems with the existing peer-review system?