Peer Review Week is an annual, community-led, global virtual event celebrating the essential role that peer review plays in maintaining research quality. The event brings together individuals, institutions, and organizations committed to sharing the central message that quality peer review in whatever shape or form it may take is critical to scholarly communication. The theme for the September 19-23, 2022 event is “Research Integrity: Creating and supporting trust in research.”
Celebrate Peer Review Week with these publications and other resources from ACRL.
Check Out a Good Book
ACRL publications explore issues in peer review, research, and other topics in scholarly communication. Here’s a list to get you started, and you can explore our whole catalog.
- Stories of Open: Opening Peer Review through Narrative Inquiry (ACRL Publications in Librarianship No. 76), by Emily Ford
- The Scholarly Communications Cookbook, edited by Brianna Buljung and Emily Bongiovanni
- Teaching About Fake News: Lesson Plans for Different Disciplines and Audiences, edited by Candice Benjes-Small, Carol Wittig, and Mary K. Oberlies
- Reflections on Practitioner Research: A Practical Guide for Information Professionals, edited by Lee Ann Fullington, Brandon K. West, and Frans Albarillo
- Once Upon a Time in the Academic Library: Storytelling Skills for Librarians, edited by Maria R. Barefoot, Sara Parme, and Elin Wood
- 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
Read an Article
- Charlotte Roh. “Owning the peer review process: If we have to do this work, we should own it.” (C&RL News, March 2022)
- Retno Sayekti. “Applying the concept of rahmatan lil alamin in publication: A transdisciplinary perspective on scientific publication literacy and practices in Indonesian universities.” (C&RL News, December 2021)
- Wendi Arant Kaspar, Sarah Hare, Cara Evanson, Emily Ford, and John M. Budd. “Considering Developmental Peer Review.” (C&RL, September 2018)
- Sarah Potvin. “And Who Will Review the Review(er)s?” (C&RL, September 2017)
- Wendi Arant Kaspar. “The Signaling Value of Peer Review.” (C&RL, July 2017)
The full contents of College & Research Libraries and C&RL News are freely available online as part of ACRL’s commitment to open access publishing.
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.
ACRL’s professional development offerings help fund advocacy, research, and continuing education programs for the academic library community worldwide.
Brush up on Professional Guidelines
ACRL Standards, Guidelines, and Frameworks help libraries, academic institutions, and accrediting agencies understand the components of an excellent library. Be sure to peruse the ACRL Framework for Impactful Scholarship and Metrics.
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.