B – Peer review: current landscape and future trends

Jubb M. Peer review: the current landscape and future trends. Learned Publishing 2016;29:13-21
(doi: 10.1002/leap.1008)

This paper catalogues current initiatives and trends in the systems and processes surrounding peer review. It considers issues such as open and interactive reviews, post-publication comments and ratings, and the platforms provided by both publishers and other organisations to support such activity; third-party peer review platforms; and measures from publishers and others to provide more recognition and rewards for peer reviewers. Peer review remains fundamental to scholarly communications. Experiments and innovations, both pre-publication and post-publication, are in part a response to concerns about the effectiveness and fairness of current systems but have also been stimulated by new technologies, and new entrants.