What does the future of peer review look like?
The Peer review process, over the years, has become the cornerstone of the scholarly publishing system.
Publishing processes between acceptance and publication have transformed in the last decade through standardization and automation of production as well as preview publication in place of traditional issue-based approaches.
Upstream processes between submission and acceptance have received some attention, but the changes have been incremental rather than radical. New formats and business models have brought forward this question again.
This interesting round table brings forth key leaders in the industry to share their views on challenges, opportunities, and what the future of peer review may look like? Hear our expert panel from Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Taylor and Francis, American Chemical Society, and Mellins Cohen Consulting delve deeper into the opportunities and challenges with peer review, bringing in perspectives from across the scholarly community
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Discussion Topics would include:
- From Manuscript Submission To Publication - Balancing Quality Vs. Time And Author Satisfaction
- The Role of Technology in Shaping the Future Of Peer Review
- Ensuring Research Integrity and Ethics In Peer Review
- Creating Scalable and Efficient Peer Review Models – What does the future hold?
Felma MagnataSenior Vice President, Operations, Straive
Felma heads the Research Content Services operations in the Philippines. She has 26 years of experience in the different lines of service for STM publishing. Starting with production services, she was an integral part of the team that enabled the transformation to an end-to-end solutions provider encompassing author support, peer review support, publishing operations, creative services, and customer support. She spends her free time reading and de-cluttering. Felma is also a self-proclaimed ‘plantita’ or plant lover as which she values as her expression of taking control during this pandemic.
Jessica RuckerSenior Director, Global Editorial Operations, American Chemical Society
Since joining American Chemical Society Publications in 2007, Jessica has held leadership positions across all aspects of editorial operations and new product development. In her current role as Senior Director, Global Editorial Operations, Jessica and her team oversee editorial and peer review services, editorial vendor management, and product management for a suite of publishing products including American Chemical Society Reviewer Lab, American Chemical Society Author Lab, The Publishing Center, and ChemRxiv.
Midori BaerSenior Director of Publishing Operations, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Midori has spent 25 years in scholarly publishing and more than 17 years leading operations and vendor sourcing for production and editorial operations in both nonprofit and commercial organizations. Currently the Senior Director of Publishing Operations at Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Midori has previously lead publishing operations at PLOS and Wolters Kluwer Health, and started her scholarly publishing career as a production editor at INFORMS.
Diana MarshallHead of Reviewer Programmes, Taylor & Francis Group
Dr Diana Marshall is Head of Reviewer Programmes at Taylor & Francis. In this role she works on projects to support editors in finding suitable peer reviewers and ensuring best practice in peer review, both through improving processes and developing training in how to be a peer reviewer. Before making the move into publishing, Diana gained a PhD in plant biology from the University of Cambridge.
Tasha Mellins-CohenFounder & Director, Mellins-Cohen Consulting
After two decades in scholarly publishing, Tasha is now an independent publishing consultant. Having worked with society and commercial publishers, Tasha has a deep appreciation for the changing pressures on publishers, funders, researchers and research institutions and uses that to partner with publishers to develop data-driven business models that will allow them to achieve a sustainable transition to open access.
Believing that we must take responsibility for the changes we wish to see in our industry, she is an active participant in the scholarly publishing community as a member of the COUNTER Executive Committee, and regularly volunteer’s time to Jisc, UKSG, OASPA, and other industry bodies.