September 20 to 24, 2021, is Peer Review Week, a virtual, community-led, annual global event celebrating the essential role that peer review plays in maintaining scientific quality. This year’s theme is “Identity in Peer Review,” and participating organizations will host virtual events and activities exploring the multifaceted nature of identity, how personal and social identity affects peer review practices and experiences, and what’s needed to foster more diverse, equitable, and inclusive peer review processes.
Celebrate Peer Review Week with these publications, resources, and events from ACRL.
ACRL Presents: Opening Peer Review in LIS
ACRL is excited to offer a free webcast celebrating Peer Review Week. Tune in on Tuesday, September 21, at 1:00 p.m. Central, for ACRL Presents: Opening Peer Review in LIS. What does it mean to peer review in library and information science? What does it mean to be reviewed? How do our professional identities intersect with this vital research and publishing role? And what does it mean when peer review is opened to reveal these identities? This free webcast with Emily Ford will share insights into peer review in LIS.
Check Out a Good Book
Catch up on your reading with ACRL’s publications tackling issues in peer review and other topics in scholarly communication. Here’s a list to get you started, and you can explore our whole catalog here.
- Stories of Open: Opening Peer Review through Narrative Inquiry (ACRL Publications in Librarianship No. 76), by Emily Ford
- Open and Equitable Scholarly Communications: Creating a More Inclusive Future, prepared by Nancy Maron and Rebecca Kennison with Paul Bracke, Nathan Hall, Isaac Gilman, Kara Malenfant, Charlotte Roh, and Yasmeen Shorish
- Reflections on Practitioner Research: A Practical Guide for Information Professionals, edited by Lee Ann Fullington, Brandon K. West, and Frans Albarillo
- The Critical Thinking About Sources Cookbook, edited by Sarah E. Morris
- The Changing Academic Library: Operations, Culture, Environments, Third Edition (ACRL Publications in Librarianship No. 74), by John M. Budd
Explore Our Online Professional Development
ACRL offers a variety of affordable, online professional development events for both individuals and large groups. Consider hosting a virtual workshop covering Open Educational Resources or Research Data Management for your library or organization in the coming months. Inspired by Peer Review Week and want to share your knowledge or experience? Submit a proposal for a new ACRL e-Learning opportunity!
ACRL’s professional development offerings help fund advocacy, research, and continuing education programs for the academic library community worldwide.
Scholarly Communication Toolkit
Developed and maintained by the ACRL Research and Scholarly Environment Committee (ReSEC), the Scholarly Communication Toolkit provides users with a basic understanding of scholarly communication issues in the context of their impact on libraries and offers resources and tools to support librarians as they navigate and transform the scholarly communication landscape. Users can also contribute their own tools or resources to the toolkit, including papers, presentations, handouts, videos, and more. The Toolkit is freely available online and licensed through Creative Commons.