Peer Review


  • Bev Acreman Commercial Director, F1000
  • Peter Berkery Executive Director, American Association of University Presses
  • Caroline Black Editorial Director, BioMed Central (SpringerNature)
  • Chis Bourg Director, MIT Libraries
  • Becky Brasington Clark Director of Publishing, Library of Congress
  • Angela Cochran Director of Journals, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Kevin Davies Vice President for Business Development, American Chemical Society, and Publisher, C&EN
  • Rachel Dresbeck President, and Director of Research Development & Communications, Oregon Health & Science University, National Organization of Research Development Professionals
  • Catriona MacCallum Acting Advocacy Director, PLOS
  • Paul Peters CEO, Hindawi Publishing
  • Bobby Schnabel CEO, Association of Computing Machinery
  • Francisco Valdés Ugalde Director General, Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO) in Mexico



Managing the peer review process is one of the major attractions and benefits of the current publisher-driven publishing environment. Would it be possible to maintain peer review in different systemââ¬âperhaps one where peer review happens at the institutional level, or in an online-review environment? How? What is really needed from peer review, what are the reform options (and what do we already know about the options that have been tried)?