Peer Reviewer Motivation & Recognition
This online event aims to outline some common challenges in peer review and explore how different players in the research ecosystem could work together to address/resolve these issues. A group of panellists representing editors, reviewers, institutions, and publishers will exchange views on a range of topics covering:
- Recruiting peer reviewers: what motivates researchers to review papers, how to recruit more willing reviewers and improve peer review quality and speed.
- Diversifying the peer reviewer pool: what barriers hinder researchers from becoming reviewers, and the importance of improving diversity of the reviewer pool.
- Recognising peer reviewer contributions: how reviewers want to be recognized and different ways to recognize their contributions and efforts.
Date & time
10am EDT/3pm BST/4pm CEST, 14th June
How to register
Stewart Gardiner, Global Production Director, Taylor & Francis
Stewart started his career in publishing at Random House in New Zealand in the 1990s, then worked for Macmillian in Oxford and the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery in London. Since 2000, Stewart has worked in journals production at Taylor & Francis and is interested in the application of technology and automation to meet the operational challenges of publishing complex research outputs at large scale.
Dr Marco Seeber, Co-Editor of European Journal of Higher Education; Associate Professor at University of Agder, Norway
Dr Seeber is Associate Professor of Public Policy and Administration and Co-Editor in Chief of the European Journal of Higher Education, together with Manja Klemencic. His research examines public policies, governance, and management, with a focus on Higher Education and Science. Key topics of interest include the implementation and impact of policies and policy instruments, Peer Review, openness of Higher Education and scientific.
His work on self-citations has been featured in Nature Index. His co-authored paper on the competition for attracting talent won the Swiss Prize for Research in Education 2019. He is among the promoters and authors of the appeal to share peer review data featured in Nature.
Helen Harrison, Senior Research Manager, University of Derby, UK
Helen is the Senior Research Manager at the University of Derby. Helen has over ten years’ experience in pre and post award, supporting externally funding applications to a wide range of funders. Her role involves raising the quality of funding applications through a range of activities, including the management of the University’s internal peer review process and the creation of the Peer Review policy. Whilst ensuring that Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity are at the forefront of these activities.
Dr Robin Boylorn, Editor of Communication & Critical/Cultural Studies; Professor at University of Alabama, US
Dr Boylorn is the inaugural Holle Endowed Chair of Communication Arts and the founding director of the forthcoming Holle Center for Communication Arts in the College of Communication and Information Sciences at the University of Alabama. She is also a Professor in the Department of Communication Studies where her work is centered on issues of social identity and diversity, primarily the lived experiences of Black women in the U.S. American South.
She is an award-winning author, autoethnographer, teacher, scholar and commentator who blends critical and creative qualitative work with public intellectual commentary to make claims and arguments toward a more socially just and socially conscious society. She is the author of Sweetwater: Black Women and Narratives of Resilience, co-editor of Critical Autoethnography: Intersecting Cultural Identities in Everyday Life and co-editor and co-writer of The Crunk Feminist Collection. She is also the editor of Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, a commentator for Alabama Public Radio, and a member of the Crunk Feminist Collective.
Dr Julio M. del Hoyo-Meléndez, Editor-in-Chief of Journal of the American Institute of Conservation; Head of the Laboratory of Analysis and Non-Destructive Investigation of Heritage Objects of the National Museum in Krakow, Poland
Dr Hoyo-Meléndez holds a PhD in science and conservation of cultural heritage from the Department of Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage of the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain. He was a graduate intern in the Museum Research Laboratory of the Getty Conservation Institute in Los Angeles, USA from 2005 to 2006. In 2007, he was awarded a predoctoral fellowship at the Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute in Maryland (USA) for conducting research on the action of light on cultural heritage materials. He is currently Head of the Laboratory of Analysis and Non-Destructive Investigation of Heritage Objects of the National Museum in Krakow, Poland. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the American Institute for Conservation since 2014.
Lynsey Haire, Global Director of Peer Review, Taylor & Francis
Lynsey is responsible for setting and executing global submission and manuscript tracking strategy for Taylor & Francis group. She has 15 years’ experience working in peer review systems, where she’s held myriad roles working across submission systems configuration and journal editorial office management for both pay to read and pay to publish titles.