Peer Review Week is annual event celebrating the value of peer review and the essential role it plays in maintaining research quality. Running from September 25 to 29, 2023, it brings together scholarly communication stakeholders including academic publishers, associations, institutions, and researchers around the theme “Peer Review and the Future of Publishing.”
Celebrate Peer Review Week with publications and other resources and opportunities from ACRL.
Explore a Good Book
ACRL books examine issues in peer review, research, and other scholarly communication topics. Visit our catalog for more.
- Thriving as a Mid-Career Librarian: Identity, Advocacy, and Pathways, edited by Brandon K. West and Elizabeth Galoozis
- Undergraduate Research and the Academic Librarian: Case Studies and Best Practices, Volume 2, edited by Merinda Kaye Hensley, Hailley Fargo, and Stephanie Davis-Kahl
- Teaching Critical Reading Skills: Strategies for Academic Librarians, 2-Volume Set, edited by Hannah Gascho Rempel and Rachel Hamelers
- Academic Librarian Faculty Status: CLIPP #47, compiled and written by Edgar Bailey and Melissa Becher
- Learning in Action: Designing Successful Graduate Student Work Experiences in Academic Libraries, edited by Arianne Hartsell-Gundy, Kim Duckett, and Sarah Morris
- Embracing Change: Alternatives to Traditional Research Writing Assignments, edited by Silke Higgins and Ngoc-Yen Tran
- The Rise of AI: Implications and Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Academic Libraries (ACRL Publications in Librarianship #78), edited by Sandy Hervieux and Amanda Wheatley
Open Access Options
- 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
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.
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.
Submit a Proposal
Publications in Librarianship (PIL) is a peer reviewed series of books collecting emerging theories and research that has reported on scholarly thinking in academic and research librarianship since 1951. The series has an open call for proposals and, while proposals are accepted throughout the year, the next fixed review deadline is November 1, 2023. Learn more about publishing your book with PIL and ACRL on our website.
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.