Sense about Science is pleased to launch the second edition of our free guide, ‘Peer Review: the Nuts and Bolts’, written by Voice of Young Science (VoYS) members for early career researchers (ECRs). First published in 2012, the guide opens up the “black box” of peer review, and explains how the peer review process works, the challenges and future of peer review and the crucial role of peer review in society.
We have reviewed and updated this guide because a lot has changed in the world of peer review in the last decade. The new edition reflects the changing attitudes of researchers, publishers and the public. With new processes – like collaborative peer review, post-publication peer review, transparent peer review and the rise of pre-prints – and the increasing use of new media to disseminate research findings, there are many updates to talk about, which we hope will be valuable and timely.”