TCC Africa & AfricArxiv Host First Peer Review Week in East Africa

21 September 2020 Categories: latest news, News

TCC Africa  & AfricArxiv  Host  First Peer  Review  Week 2020 East Africa
As a contribution to Peer Review Week 2020, TCC Africa and AfricArXiv  organised a webinar to take a deep dive into new technological developments towards Rapid and Open Peer Review. More than 300 publications (preprints and journal articles) are available online describing COVID-19 Research in and about Africa  .What are the procedures to assess these studies for accuracy and coherence so that journalists, policy makers and interested individuals can learn from them and  combat the virus?
Questions that addressed during the webinar included:

  • What are the new technologies for open and rapid peer review in academic publishing?
  • How is open peer review improving quality assessment during COVID-19 research
  • What incentives exist for researchers to assess other researchers’ results?
  • How can non-academic professionals engage in open peer review?

About Peer Review Week
Peer Review Week is a yearly global event celebrating the essential role that peer review plays in maintaining scientific quality. The event brings together individuals, institutions, and organizations committed to sharing the central message that good peer review, whatever shape or form it might take, is critical to scholarly communications.
Peer Review Week 2020 is taking place September 21 – 25, dedicated to the theme of “Trust in Peer Review”, shining a light on how the peer review process works and why it helps build trust in research. 


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