The fire at the Moria camp underlines the depth of the crisis in the international system intended to protect people fleeing their home countries. Under the Refugee Convention, people in need of asylum must be given the opportunity to apply for it. The fundamental flaws in this system weighs heavily on the international community and… Read more »
Month: September 2020
COVID-19 puts India’s e-governance infrastructure and innovation to the test
India’s e-governance and digitalization drive harnesses ‘smart’ technology in an effort to generate new economic opportunities, boost economic growth, govern more efficiently with less corruption, and distribute relief and benefits to the poor and disadvantaged more effectively. In April 2015, India’s National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a National… Read more »
Peer Review and Societal Impact of COVID-19 Research
In this final instalment of our blog series marking this year’s Peer Review Week, Senior Research Nicholas Marsh looks at how Reddit users are accessing research on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and finds that non-peer-reviewed publications pose a real challenge to peer-reviewed publications as a way to disseminate research to the general public. This points… Read more »
Hostile Reports and the ‘Responsibility to Protect’
In today’s blog in PRIO’s blog series for Peer Review Week 2020, Marit Moe-Pryce, managing editor of the PRIO-owned and -run journal Security Dialogue, discusses the key role of editorial offices in mediating between authors and reviewers in the peer review process.
Peer review, DORA, and science
Today we continue our blog series for Peer Review Week 2020 with a piece by Haakon Gjerløw, discussing the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA) and how its criticism of the use of publication metrics in research assessment relates to peer review in journals.
Turned Away at the Gate: How Peer Review Can Reinforce Social Inequalities
In today’s instalment of PRIO’s blog series marking Peer Review Week 2020, Lynn P. Nygaard discusses ways in which peer review in its current form can reinforce existing inequities in the research system, and points to a need for more training in and reflection on the role of the reviewer to begin to address these… Read more »
Long Live Peer Review – Expand and Differentiate
In today’s blog in PRIO’s series marking this year’s Peer Review Week, Pavel K. Baev reflects on his own experiences reviewing and being reviewed and the challenges posed by unclear expectations on reviewers. He suggests that a partial solution may lie in a clearer delineation between different types of review.
Reviewed Peer Review
In today’s blog in PRIO’s series marking Peer Review Week 2020, Sebastian Schutte discusses some of the weaknesses of the current blind peer review system and points to a possible solution: reviewing peer reviews.
Responding to Peer Review as an Early Career Scholar
This week, PRIO is posting a series of blogs to mark Peer Review Week 2020. In today’s blog, Jørgen Jensehaugen draws on his own experience as an author, editor and reviewer to provide some advice to early career researchers in how to deal with peer review, highlighting challenges that can afflict early career researchers in… Read more »
Welcome to Peer Review Week at PRIO!
This week is Peer Review Week 2020. The aim of this annual, global, virtual event is to raise awareness of the importance for research of peer review – the practice of researchers providing feedback on each other’s work, most prominently in connection with publication of research in academic journals.