September 11, 2023

Peer Review Week 2023

September 25-29, 2023 | LIB 101 and Zoom

Erica Finch, Scholarly Communications Librarian |

Peer Review Week: September 25-29

Peer Review Week is a community-led yearly 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.

Join us for these fun and informative events to learn more about Peer Review at USU!

Peer Review Week Events


Peer Review @ USU

Tuesday, September 26, 1:30-2:30 pm | Zoom

Join USU Libraries for a virtual panel discussion focused on academic peer review, featuring journal editors and reviewers from various disciplines. We will explore what constitutes a good peer review, how to respond to and incorporate peer review feedback, and include time for audience Q&A. If you are interested in engaging in academic publishing as an author, reviewer, or editor, this panel is for you!


Don't Be a Reviewer 2: Reviewing for Journal and Conferences

Friday, September 29, 12:00-1:00 pm | LIB 101

Peer review is high stakes work; reviewer feedback influences (often determines) whether manuscripts are published, and for many academics, keeping their job depends on publishing their scholarship. In other words, peer reviews have material, professional consequences. It’s surprising, then, that scholars are rarely trained in how to be a good reviewer. In this workshop led by Rebecca Walton, you’ll learn a practical heuristic for providing peer review feedback that is inclusive, helpful, and appropriate.