Open Researcher and Contributor ID, or as most people know it, ORCID, is celebrating Peer Review Week (September 19-25).

Before it began, they invited 20+ organizations on the steering group to share how they recognize review and what plans they have for the future with regard to peer review. Their responses show a clear understanding of the importance of peer review and a firm commitment to supporting more recognition for review in future.

Here are few examples:

Peter Berkery, Association of American University Presses (AAUP) – Peer review is woven deep into the fabric of AAUP. Our membership guidelines instruct that regular members must meet the editorial criteria of having both a board that certifies the quality of its scholarly publications, and a peer review process that meets a common standard…We expect that the practice of peer review may change in the future—as disciplinary norms shift, and new experiments in the format and delivery of both scholarship and scholarly peer evaluations find successful models.

Bahar Mehmani, Elsevier – Elsevier launched its Reviewer Recognition platform over two years ago, providing reviewers with a personal review profile page in which they can view their Elsevier journal review history and, in a few simple steps, create a public Reviewer Page listing all their peer review activities…For Elsevier, this is just the beginning of an ever-expanding road toward recognizing reviewers.

Stephanie Dawson, ScienceOpen – Open and public, post-publication peer review has been a cornerstone of ScienceOpen since our beginning. We believe that full recognition of peer reviewers’ efforts requires transparency…As the volume of publications worldwide continues to grow, new strategies will be needed to support researchers in this evaluation process.

Melody K. Smith

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