What time is it? It’s Peer Review Week! This interesting news came to us from The Scholarly Kitchen in their article, “Guest Post — The Votes Are In! Announcing This Year’s Peer Review Week Theme.”

Peer Review Week is September 20-24. This yearly global event celebrates the essential role peer review plays in maintaining research quality. This year will focus on the topic “Identity in Peer Review.” 

This is the first theme to be selected by a community vote. The win was by a margin of less than 4% to Integrity in Peer Review.

Over the past 18 months alone, pressing global challenges from systemic racism to the climate crisis to health equity are increasingly important components of scholarly and public discourse. Then there was the pandemic.

The questions of identity for individuals, organizations and entire cultures run through all these issues. This Peer Review Week will be an opportunity to delve into ongoing identity-related discussions and initiatives and kick off new ones.

Melody K. Smith

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