The European Association of Science Editors (EASE) is an international community of individuals and associations from diverse backgrounds, linguistic traditions and professional experiences in science communication and editing.

Peer Review Committee

Peer Review Committee
Committee Members
ForumPeer Review Toolkit

Peer review is considered a vital part of quality assurance of scholarly publishing, but its efficiency and effectiveness are increasingly being debated. The issues over peer review are central to many EASE members, and so a group is being established to discuss the issues, with the objective of proposing good practice guidelines and providing support for reviewers of scholarly information.

This group is being established to coincide with the 2017 Peer Review week, and our first activity is to launch a public forum where anyone can discuss issues around peer review.

The group will be looking at questions such as:

  • How can we recognise and reward reviewers?
  • How can we improve the peer review workflow?
  • What guidelines should be provided to reviewers?
  • What is “good practice” peer review?
  • How can we create a good reviewing culture?

We aim to work with other organizations that are also investigating these issues, so that we can incorporate different initiatives.

The Group is being led by Flaminio Squazzoni (University of Brescia, Italy) and Bahar Mehmani, (Elsevier, Netherlands).

Current members include:

John Hilton
Moira Hudson
Duncan Nicholas

The mission and vision of this group will be developed over the coming months.

See the EASE Peer Review Toolkit for our selection of resources, compiled by the Peer Review Committee.