The 2nd PEERE International Conference on Peer Review 2020 will be held as a fully open virtual event on 29 September – 1 October 2020.  The conference organizers posted the following description of the conference:

The conference aims to provide a forum for scholars, practitioners and science stakeholders to share research, models, tools and experience on peer review in different fields, e.g., medicine, computer science, social sciences and humanities. It aims to stimulate the use of evidence-based research in the design and implementation of peer review in a variety of fields and encourage more systematic research.

The conference welcomes any contribution (e.g., original research, position papers, literature reviews) that uses any method (e.g., quantitative, experimental or qualitative) to investigate peer review in a variety of scientific domains (e.g., scholarly journals, funding agencies, research assessment). Interdisciplinary research is especially welcome.

Main topics of interest

The topics of interest to the conference include, but are not limited to:

  • Quantitative and qualitative analysis of peer review in scholarly journals, funding agencies and research assessment
  • Estimating editorial and reviewer bias
  • The impact of different peer review models (single vs. double blind, confidential vs. open etc.) on reviewer attitudes and editorial decisions
  • Incentives, motivation and recognition in peer review
  • Social network analysis of peer review and editorial policy
  • Models and theories of peer review: principles, functions and management
  • Computer simulation studies of peer review dynamics and outcomes
  • Applications of bibliometrics, altmetrics and scientometrics to peer review
  • Perspectives from policy makers, grant funding agencies, libraries and publishers”

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