Webinar: How technology can help fast-track the peer review process

How technology can help fast-track the peer review process

The peer review process plays a pivotal role in the scholarly publishing, but this age-old mode of checks is not without its flaws. Over the years, there have been questions about the opacity within the system, concerns regarding reviewer fatigue, and a growing sense of mistrust when it comes to peer review.  Now, as the world moves to digital, fueled by the pandemic that’s raging over the globe, researchers are increasingly relying on new AI technologies to simplify processes and streamline the publishing journey. As we focus on Trust in Peer Review, the theme for this year’s Peer Review Week, we discuss if and how researchers and scholarly publishing may be in for a digital transformation.

Sign up for this free webinar now to know what YOU, as an author, can do to support the peer review process. Learn how AI and technology can help fast-track the peer review process in this interactive session with Christopher Leonard, Director of Products & Strategy at CACTUS, a global scientific communications and technologies company with 18+ years in the field of academic publishing. Feel free to ask questions, share your experience with peer review, and connect with other researchers in this exciting webinar, which is just one of the many activities we have planned for Peer Review Week. Be sure to sign up to be a part of the excitement, starting by blocking your seat for this free 60-minute webinar!


Date: Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Time: 2 PM UTC (10 AM EST; 7.30 PM IST)

About the Speaker

Christopher Leonard

Director of Products & Strategy at Cactus Communications

Christopher has worked in a variety of editorial, technology and product roles for more than 20 years. His previous roles include that of Head of Product at Emerald Publishing, Editorial Director at Qatar Foundation, Associate Publisher at BioMed Central, and Publishing Editor at Elsevier. Christopher has a well-rounded view of the academic publishing industry, having worked across different countries. 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. He is also a great writer, avid Twitter monger, and a big fan of design, fonts, and accessibility. Christopher has a PhD in Color Chemistry from the University of Leeds, UK.