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12 Steps Towards Transparent and Credible Peer Review: A Guide for Journals and Publishers

As the guardians of scientific knowledge and the stewards of scholarly communication, peer reviewers play a vital role in advancing research and innovation. Transparent peer review not only nurtures confidence within the research community but also bolsters the bedrock on which groundbreaking discoveries are erected. It’s therefore not surprising that various journals and publishers like the European Journal for Higher Education, Wiley and ACS Publications have launched specific initiatives to make the peer review process more transparent. The infographic below presents a list of actionable recommendations that journals and publishers can implement to boost the transparency and credibility of their existing peer review models and processes. By embracing these initiatives, you can foster an environment of transparency and collaboration, benefiting authors, reviewers, and readers alike.

Marisha Rodrigues

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