Researching Peer Review with Springer Nature

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By: Penny Freedman, Fri Nov 16 2018
Penny Freedman

Author: Penny Freedman

We’re sharing articles from research published in Springer Nature journals that explore the topic of peer review. Read articles below for free thanks to the SharedIt links provided.

In this two part paper from the Journal of Digital Imaging, Bruce I. Reiner examines how to redefine the practice of peer review through intelligent automation. If properly implemented, this peer review model could result in creation of a standardized referenceable peer review database which could further assist in customizable education, technology refinement, and implementation of real-time context and user-specific decision support.

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In addition to eliminating traditional peer review bias, this approach has the potential to better define exam-specific standard of care, particularly when multiple readers participate in the peer review process.

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In Research Integrity and Peer Review a 30-question online anonymous survey was developed to determine the level of awareness and understanding of peer review and peer review models amongst junior hospital doctors and whether this influences clinical decision-making.

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From Educational Technology Research and Development, survey, artifact, and observation data were used to understand the impact of peer review on student ID knowledge, skill, and disposition development and student-generated designs as well as the usefulness of the peer review processes employed.

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In Nature, In-Uck Park, Mike W. Peacey & Marcus R. Munafò show that even when scientists are motivated to promote the truth, their behaviour may be influenced, and even dominated, by information gleaned from their peers’ behaviour, rather than by their personal dispositions.

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Take a look back at peer review in 1975 in Nature when the United States launched an investigation on the methods used by NIH and NSF to review grant applications in these articles from Nature.

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Learn more about peer review at Springer Nature

Penny Freedman

Author: Penny Freedman

Penny Freedman is a Marketing Manager on the Author Experience & Services team, based in the New York office. She works closely on sharing insight and guidance on the benefits and services available to our editors, reviewers, and authors.

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