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Peer review

  • Celebrating Peer Review Week with IOP Publishing’s latest innovation in peer review: Co-review 

    “This year, the theme of Peer Review Week is ‘The Future of Publishing’. IOP Publishing is committed to driving innovation in peer review to help raise standards, reduce bias and increase inclusion. One of the most recent initiatives we have introduced to our peer review process is the option for reviewers to formalise co-reviewing a paper, which […]

  • IOP Publishing celebrates Peer Review Week 2023

    Peer Review Week 2023:  innovations in peer review at IOP Publishing  

    At IOP Publishing we believe that peer review is the backbone of robust and trustworthy research. Delivering a reliable and constructive peer review process sits at the heart of our service and we always look for ways to improve the process.    We were recently awarded the 2023 Association of Learned and Professional Society Publisher’s (ALPSP) […]

  • 10,000 IOP Trusted Reviewers (and counting!)

    In 2020, we introduced the IOP Trusted Reviewer status, a formal certification for reviewers of outstanding quality. Our goal is to create a future generation of outstanding peer reviewers with the confidence to provide careful and constructive feedback.   Today, an impressive 10,000 reviewers have achieved that status. Nkosi Muse, our 10,000th IOP Trusted Reviewer, tells us why […]

  • IOP Publishing rewards outstanding reviewers for their contribution to science

    IOP Publishing (IOPP) is pleased to announce the winners of its 2021 Outstanding Reviewer Awards.   Each year outstanding reviewers are selected by IOPP’s journal editors based on the quality, quantity, and timeliness of their reviews.   From the more than 30,000 reviewers who have submitted reports to journals published by IOPP in 2021, 20 have received an Outstanding Reviewer […]

  • How can researchers, journals, funders and universities work together to improve research quality?

    Blog by Rob Bradley As a Voice of Young Science (VoYS) member, I recently participated in an online Quality and Peer Review workshop, hosted by Sense about Science in partnership with IOP Publishing. At the workshop, early career researchers (ECRs) discussed peer review and the quality of research with an expert panel and covered a wide […]

  • IOP Publishing launches portfolio-wide transparent peer review on its OA journals 

    IOP Publishing (IOPP) is moving all its open access (OA) journals to transparent peer review, making it the first physics publisher to adopt the approach portfolio-wide. Transparent peer review involves publication of the complete peer review process, from initial review to final decision. This means that alongside the published article, readers can see a full peer […]

  • IOP Publishing announces the winners of the 2020 Reviewer Awards

    Reviewer Awards for 2020  IOP Publishing (IOPP) is pleased to announce the winners of its Reviewer Awards for 2020. Each year outstanding reviewers are selected by IOPP’s Editors based on the quality, quantity and timeliness of their reviews.  Most journals chose one person to receive the Reviewer of the Year Award and select a number […]

  • IOP Publishing’s new state-of-the-art elearning hub to boost peer review knowledge and competency for a future generation of reviewers

    Always-on, comprehensive suite of online courses expands access to Peer review excellence: IOP training and certification Researchers around the world can now build their peer review competency online through IOP Publishing’s (IOPP) new state-of-the-art peer review elearning hub. The hub extends access to ‘Peer review excellence: IOP training and certification’, the world’s first peer review […]