Funding Focus: Transparency in peer review, July 17

Eva Amsen, Ph.D., outreach director, F1000Research

Funding Focus: Transparency in Peer Review
Thursday, July 17, 2014 from 12 to 1 p.m.
Mackenzie Hall 2201

July’s Funding Focus seminar will feature a special guest from F1000Research, an open access journal in the life sciences. Eva Amsen, Ph.D., outreach director for F1000Research, will give a presentation on transparency in peer review. All OHSU students, postdocs, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend.

About the seminar

Peer review has remained largely unchanged for the last few decades: papers are sent to anonymous reviewers and are not published until they pass peer review. In recent years, several scientific publishers have started to open up the peer review process by naming reviewers or publishing referee reports online. Researchers are also starting to share preprints or data sets online, before they’re peer reviewed, to speed up dissemination of research.

F1000Research publishes papers online as soon as they are accepted for peer review, and invited reviewers’ reports appear with the article – and with reviewer name! This speeds up publication and makes the review process much more transparent.  This talk will discuss changes in peer review over the past years, in particular within the life sciences, and using examples from F1000Research. There will be time afterwards for general discussion about transparency in peer review.