Peer Review Week 2019 – In Review

Peer Review Week at J&J

Peer Review Week 2019 has reached a successful conclusion. The fifth annual celebration of Peer Review went off without a hitch, with numerous institutions, societies, and organizations participating in the dialog surrounding the theme: Quality in Peer Review. To find the discussion on Twitter check out the #PeerRevWk19 hashtag for all current updates. We at J&J couldn’t be more excited to be a contributor as well, from video interviews to infographics. We wanted to pull out all the stops to talk about our passion and place of expertise.



We can’t begin to talk about what we did without first mentioning those who made it all possible. Editorial Client Manager and Systems Support Project Manager Lindsey Struckmeyer and Senior Managing Editor Craig Lincoln stepped up to the plate to create our five Peer Review Week videos now up on Peer Review Week’s YouTube Channel. Editorial Client Manager Jennifer Cox didn’t just give her input, she also moderated a wonderful webinar on Maintaining Quality in Peer Review for CSE. Last but certainly not least, Copyediting Services Coordinator and Editorial Client Manager Brit Stamey shared her perspectives which will hold value for anyone in the industry.



Let’s check out what they did, starting with Lindsey. She spoke about three ways journals can maintain quality peer review, and shared her top tips for someone learning to peer review. Craig made sure we all knew why peer review was important, how to ensure its quality, and how to garner trust between scientists and the public. Jennifer added even more important guidelines she’s learned for those learning to peer review, and Brit emphasized the importance of peer review in both the scientific community and the general public at large.

Brit Stamey

Once again, a big thanks to all of those at J&J who set time aside to participate and everyone else in our excellent community who made this all possible! Special thanks to Duncan Nicholas for helping us create the videos and Wyatt Miller for putting together those superb infographics. We at J&J look forward to next year’s Peer Review Week, but we want to keep sharing our advice. Keep up to date with our Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook for more interviews, tips, and fun coming from J&J Editorial.