Peer Review Week [peerreviewweek.wordpress.com], a global event celebrating the essential role that peer review plays in maintaining scientific quality, returns for its 5th year! Mark your calendars for September 16-20, 2019 for an exciting week devoted to all things related to peer review. The theme for 2019 is "Quality in Review." ISMTE is proud to participate as a member of the Organizing Committee. Join the conversation and follow @PeerRevWeek and the hashtags #PeerRevWk19 and #QualityinPeerReview. If your organization or journal is planning an event or has resources to share, please contact the Peer Review Week steering committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ISMTE is excited to host a webinar during Peer Review Week entitled "Engaging & Mentoring Reviewers to Support Quality Peer Review" on Wednesday, September 18 at noon EST. Registration is FREE for ISMTE members. This webinar features three panelists who will discuss a pilot project for training reviewers; a program for reviewer engagement and mentoring; and a reviewer mentorship program and training guide for reviewers. Register today!
As part of this year's celebration, Peer Review Week has collected videos on what quality in peer review looks like. In this video, Deborah Bowman, Senior Managing Editor of Clinical Publications at American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and Chair of the ISMTE Ethics Committee, talks about a successful peer reviewer mentorship program for her journal, GIE. This mentorship practice serves to enhance the skills of the journal community, training the next generations of reviewers. Additional videos can be found on the Peer Review Week YouTube channel [youtube.com].