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Acknowledging peer-reviewers – A possibilty?

Researchers may spend a lot of time reviewing grant proposals, books or journal articles. As mentioned by Laura Haak in her blog ‘Connecting Research and Researchers’  there are concerns about how these peer-reviewing activities can be acknowledged and finding a better way to evaluate the quality of the review service and its impact on career development. In April 2014, ORCID commissioned CASRAI to undertake a project which would look into how reviewers could post their review activity information to ORCID records. F1000 an open access journal (subscribed by NTU Library) has begun to include the reviewer identifier in the articles published on its site. Not only that, DOIs have been added to the review reports allowing it to be cited as well. If this project is successful, the work of peer-reviewing may be able to get its due recognition.

Reference for this post taken from :

Scientometrics of peer-reviewers – will they be finally recognized?. SciELO in Perspective. [viewed 14 June 2014]. Available from: http://blog.scielo.org/en/2014/05/14/scientometrics-of-peer-reviewers-will-they-be-finally-recognized/

 External Links:

ORCID –  http://orcid.org/

CASRAI – http://casrai.org/about

More is better?


Academia’s obsession with quantity is ranked number 2 in All Time Most Viewed in F1000. In the commentary, the authors wrote “we live in the era of rankings. Universities are being ranked, journals are being ranked, and researchers are being ranked. In this era of rankings, the value of researchers is measured in the number of their papers published, the citations they received, and the volume of grant income earned. Academia today is governed by one simple rule: more is better.”

Click here to read the commentary.