PEERE International Conference on Peer Review 2018

PEERE International Conference on Peer Review, 7-9 March 2018, CNR (National Research Council) Rome, Piazzale Aldo Moro, Italy

The TD1306 COST Action PEERE organises an interdisciplinary conference on peer review. The conference aims to provide a forum for scholars, practitioners and science stakeholders to share evidence on peer review in different fields, e.g., medicine, computer science, social sciences and humanities. It aims to stimulate the use of evidence-based research in the design and implementation of peer review in a variety of fields and encourage more systematic research.

The conference welcomes any contribution (e.g., original research, position papers, literature reviews) that uses any method (e.g., quantitative, experimental or qualitative) to investigate peer review in a variety of scientific domains (e.g., scholarly journals, funding agencies, research assessment). Interdisciplinary research is especially welcome.

The topics of interest to the conference include, but are not limited to:

•Quantitative and qualitative analysis of peer review in scholarly journals and funding agencies
•Estimating editorial and reviewer bias
•The impact of different peer review models (single vs. double blind, confidential vs. open etc.) on reviewer attitudes and editorial decisions
•Incentives, motivation and recognition in peer review
•Social network analysis of peer review and editorial policy
•Models and theories of peer review: principles, functions and management
•Applications of bibliometrics, altmetrics and scientometrics to peer review
•Perspectives from policy makers, grant funding agencies, libraries, and publishers
•Computer simulation studies of peer review dynamics and outcomes

The deadline for submitting papers has been extended to 15 January 2018.  Deadline for acceptance notification on 1 February 2018. To submit, please vising the submission page here.

An award of 250 Euros as a voucher for buying Springer Nature’s products, kindly sponsored by Springer Nature, will be assigned to the best conference paper. The decision will be taken by considering the feedback provided by the reviewers as well as the quality of the presentation at the conference and will be decided by the conference chairs. The winner will be announced during the closing session on 9 March 2018.

The conference chairs have established contacts with some prestigious scholarly journals for publication of a PEERE special issue including the best papers presented to the conference. More soon.

The conference hashtag is #peere2018!




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