Peer review infographics

The EASE Peer Review Committee have produced three quick-reference infographics to guide reviewers and editors around high standard practices and techniques of the peer review process, matching the guidance provided in their expertly curated Peer Review Toolkit

Our Infographic for Journal Editors, Selecting peer reviewers in 7 steps features tips on how to Consider what expertise is required, How to search and select reviewers, Check for potential competing interests, send effective invitations, and consider concepts of demographics, diversity and inclusivity.

Our two Infographics for Reviewers start with the essentials in our top 15 Dos and Don’ts of peer review – highlighting the key concepts and skills of what to do, and what to avoid in order to become a good peer reviewer.

and  Completing your review in 10 steps provides links and resources on how to write a review report for journals – including how to evaluate the quality of a report and provide clear constructive feedback; how to structure major and minor and support your statements; how to raise ethical issues and concerns with the editors; and final checks and considerations to provide editors and authors with the most helpful reviews.

A brief history of peer review

Scholarly journals instituting some kind of peer review date back to the 1600s, but peer review as we know it only appeared in the 1950s. Since then, the peer-reviewed paper has been the gold standard of reliable research reporting. Over this time, peer review has changed—and is changing—to meet the demands of the times.

For Peer Review Week 2023, EASE partnered with Editage to promote an infographic created by David Burbridge: ‘A brief history of peer review’ which provides a quick summary of the crucial developments in peer review and its prospects for the future.