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A new PEERE article by Monica Aniela Zaharie and Marco Seeber published in Scientometrics on 20 September 2018

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Monica Aniela Zaharie (Babeş-Bolyai Universit) and Marco Seeber (Ghent University) have published a new article entitled “Are non-monetary rewards effective in attracting peer reviewers? A natural experiment” in Scientometrics. This article is the result of their collaboration in PEERE. Abstract. Editors of scientific journals meet increasing challenges to find peer reviewers. Rewarding reviewers has been proposed as a solution to incentives peer review, and journals have already started to offer…

Video interviews at the PEERE International Conference on Peer Review, March 2018

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Monica Zaharie presented a paper at the 15th International Conference on Human Resource Management 2018

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Monica Zaharie (Babeş-Bolyai University, Romania) was awarded a PEERE ITC grant to presented a paper entitled “Drivers of performance in peer review” at the 15th International Conference on Human Resource Management 2018, which was held at the University Carlos III Madrid, Spain in 13-15 June 2018. She summarised her experience as follows: “Attending the IHRM conference in Madrid has been an amazing opportunity to meet passionate academics who are involved…

“Studying grant decision-making: a linguistic analysis of review reports” by Peter van den Besselaar et al. published in Scientometrics

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“Studying grant decision-making: a linguistic analysis of review reports”, the paper which was granted the best paper award at the PEERE International Conference 2018 by Peter van den Besselaar, Ulf Sandström & Hélène Schiffbaenker has been published in Scientometrics. See here. Abstract. Peer and panel review are the dominant forms of grant decision-making, despite its serious weaknesses as shown by many studies. This paper contributes to the understanding of the…

“Reputation or peer review? The role of outliers” by Grimaldo, Paolucci & Sabater-Mir published in Scientometrics

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“Reputation or peer review? The role of outliers” by Francisco Grimaldo, Mario Paolucci & Jordi Sabater-Mir has been published in Scientometrics. A preliminary version of the article was presented at a PEERE workshop. Here is the article. Abstract.We present an agent-based model of paper publication and consumption that allows to study the effect of two different evaluation mechanisms, peer review and reputation, on the quality of the manuscripts accessed by…

“The peer review game: an agent-based model of scientists facing resource constraints and institutional pressures” by Bianchi et al. published in Scientometrics

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“The peer review game: an agent-based model of scientists facing resource constraints and institutional pressures” by Federico Bianchi, Francisco Grimaldo, Giangiacomo Bravo and Flaminio Squazzoni has been published in Scientometrics. Previous versions of the paper were presented in some PEERE meetings. Here is the paper. Abstract. This paper looks at peer review as a cooperation dilemma through a game-theory framework. We built an agent-based model to estimate how much the…

EASE reported on the PEERE section at EASE 2018 Conference

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EASE reported on the PEERE section at EASE 2018 Conference in a newsletter. Besides some PEERE members, the session and the panel also involved Markus Heinemann (Editor of The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon). Here is the newsletter

PEERE Conference on peer review 2018: The best poster award went to…

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The award for the best “PEERE International Conference on peer review 2018” poster went to Luca Longo (University College Dublin), Olgica Nedic and Aleksandar Dekanski (University of Belgrade) for the poster entitled “How mental workload affect the peer-review task”. The award included a book voucher of 150 Euros kindly offered by Wiley. Congratulations to the three authors!

PEERE Conference on peer review 2018: The best paper award went to…

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The award for the best “PEERE International Conference on peer review 2018” paper went to Peter Van Den Besselaar (Vrije University Amsterdam), Ulf Sandstrom (KTH Royal Institute of Technology) & Helene Schiffbaenker (Joanneum Research) for the paper entitled “Using linguistic analysis of peer review reports to study panel processes”. The award included a book voucher of 250 Euros kindly offered by Springer Nature. Congratulations to the three authors!

PEERE presented to Springer Nature Editors in Milan

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Flaminio Squazzoni has presented PEERE to a group of Springer Nature editors in Milan on 31 January 2018. The meeting was organised by Aliaksandr Birukou and Francesca Ferrari. Below some pictures.