Peer Review Week 2019



Materials chemist and chemist-historian Seth C. Rasmussen (North Dakota State University) shares his views on peer review as both editor and reviewer for Peer Review Week, Sept. 16-20th, 2019. In the process, it is stressed that reviewing goes beyond simply checking the validity of the material and methodology presented in a paper, and should help authors to publish the best possible version of their manuscript. This includes making sure that the work is written for an audience beyond the specialist of the particular subject covered, and that it is clear and accessible to the general reader. Other topics discussed include how journals can ensure good reviewing by recruiting and retaining a community of experts willing to produce high quality reviews, as well as tips for new reviewers, and the importance of reviewing for not only the scientific community, but for the general public as well. In terms of the general public, peer review is critical to ensure the high-quality communication of science, which is necessary to strengthen the public's trust of the scientific literature.

See all Seth C. Rasmussen's videos for the 2019 Peer Review Week at the following links:

Peer review is more than just checking facts
Seth C. Rasmussen - What makes quality reviews (1/4)
Seth C. Rasmussen - How journals can ensure quality review (2/4)
Seth C. Rasmussen - Top tip for new reviewers (3/4) 
Seth C. Rasmussen - Peer Review and the Public (4/4)