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Peer Review Week 2023 has come to an end. See you next year!

We have another exciting event coming up --
the International Open Access Week. Please register for it here.

Why you should register

  • Claim your Peer Reviewer Toolkit and gain access to valuable resources and expert tips to enhance your peer review skills and efficiency
  • Join our special China-focused AMA (ask-me-anything) to understand how the changes in the scholarly landscape are impacting China and what is required to keep evolving
  • Join our live panel session to engage in thought-provoking discussions on the challenges and opportunities in modern peer review
  • Explore rich multimedia content, including interviews, videos, session recordings, and infographics and stay updated with our roundup newsletter that highlights the key takeaways from the week
Why this matters
  • Understand how the seismic changes in scholarly publishing are impacting you and collaborate on finding innovative solutions
  • Discuss ways to maintain research credibility and upload the integrity of the peer review process even as the publishing landscape evolves and brings with it a set of different challenges and ethical considerations
  • Stay ahead of the new trends and practices shaping the future and reflect on how the community needs to adapt to these changes
  • Learn collaboratively, exchange ideas, and build valuable networks with peers, experts, and thought leaders in the field
  • Actively contribute to shaping the future of scholarly publishing and making the community more equitable, effective, and responsive to the changing needs of the research community
Roohi Ghosh
Roohi Ghosh
the ambassador for researcher success at CACTUS is the co-chair of this year's Peer Review committee and the Vice Chair of EASE's India chapter.
This is a really timely moment to pause and think about what the future of journal publishing might look like, and the role of peer review in that. Are there opportunities to streamline, to create efficiencies, and reduce redundancy? To become less siloed and more collaborative as an industry? To apply technologies in a way that serves unbiased assessment and reduces the burden on reviewers?

We extend our warm invitation to researchers at all levels across disciplines, peer reviewers, editors, publishers, societies, and all those invested in the future of scholarly publishing. This event is a unique opportunity to connect with like-minded professionals and actively shape the direction of our industry.

Peer Review and the Future of Publishing

Events and Resources



Text interview

The Exciting Role of AI in Peer Review

Guest expert:

  • Nishchay Shah – Chief Technology Officer, Cactus Communications.



A Series of Interviews

Re-imagining peer review: Voices from the research community

Guest experts:

  • Sin Wang Chong – Director of Impact and Innovation, and Affiliated TESOL Scholar at the International Education Institute, University of St Andrews and Head of Evidence Synthesis at the National Institute of Teaching in England.
  • Helen Buckley Woods – Postdoctoral Research Associate, Research on Research Institute.
  • Lilia Mantai – Senior Lecturer, University of Sydney Business School.



Panel discussion

Breaking the mould: Exploring the impact of peer review innovations on the future


1:00 PM UTC  |  9:00 AM ET  |  18:30 PM IST

Guest experts:

  • Sven Fund – Managing Director, Reviewer Credits.

    He also works as Senior Director of Knowledge Unlatched with Wiley. Prior job includes leadership positions at Bertelsmann, Springer Nature, De Gruyter, and ResearchGate. Sven holds a degree in European Studies from Washington University in St. Louis and a PhD in Political Science from Muenster University.

  • Phill Jones – Co-Founder, Digital and Technology, MoreBrains Consulting Cooperative.

    Phill is a consultant, product innovator, business strategist, and highly qualified research scientist. He is the co-founder of the MoreBrains Cooperative, working at the forefront of scholarly infrastructure, and research dissemination.

  • Ksenija Baždarić – Editor in Chief, European Science Editing at European Association of Science Editors.

    Ksenija Baždarić is a senior research fellow at the Department of Medical Informatics Rijeka University School of Medicine in Croatia. She teaches medical informatics, statistics and scientific methodology. She became Research Integrity Editor at the Croatian Medical Journal in 2012 and Chief Editor of European Science Editing, the official journal of the EASE (The European Association of Science Editors), in 2015.

  • (Moderator) Christopher Leonard – Director, Strategy & Innovation, Cactus Communications.

    Christopher has worked in a variety of editorial, technology and product roles for over twenty years. He is passionate about building a better, more supportive publishing space for researchers and his current role at Cactus Communications enables him to pursue his passion of redesigning academia by placing the researcher at the center.



Video interview

AI in peer review: What works and what doesn't?

Guest expert:

  • Marie Soulière – Senior Manager-Publishing Projects, Frontiers, and Elected Council Member, COPE.


  • The role of peer review in protecting and promoting diversity in scholarly publishing
  • How journals and publishers can enhance transparency in peer review
  • Re-imagining peer review: Voices from the research community
  • AI and Peer review: Collaborative intelligence and human expertise
  • The evolution of peer review: From traditional models to open and collaborative approaches

Watch this space for updates. We'll also share details on email.


Frequently Asked Questions

Peer Review Week is an annual global event that brings together academics, researchers, and journal publishing professionals to discuss and celebrate peer review’s role in disseminating research. Each year, Peer Review Week is anchored around one theme, typically borne of current dialogs around the peer review process. This year’s theme is "peer review an the future of publishing"; you can read more about the theme here.
Several organizations and individuals from the scholarly publishing industry volunteer to organize Peer Review Week each year. The organizing committee includes publishers, journal editors, researchers, librarians, science communicators, research support and editing organizations, and scholarly publishing professionals from across the world. CACTUS has been a Peer Review Week organizing committee member since 2016, and continues to essay this role with pride for Peer Review Week 2023.
It’s simple! Just sign up to join us for the Peer Review Week event (September 25-29). With a single sign-up, you will be eligible to:
  • Receive updates along with a host of other resources and benefits
  • Attend free webinars and interact with experts as they share their views on peer review

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About EASE

EASE (The European Association of Science Editors) is an international community of editors from diverse backgrounds, linguistic traditions and professional experience who share a passion of science and scholarly communication, editing and publishing.