Leeds University Library

Report on Scholarly Communication and Peer Review: The Current Landscape and Future Trends

Published Monday 20 April 2015

Are you a researcher struggling under the pressure to publish in high status journals? Do you want to learn more about the process of peer review?

The Wellcome Trust have published a report on scholarly communication and peer review. It outlines:

  • The need to move towards greater transparency in the review process.
  • The need for more interaction between editors, reviewers and authors.
  • Publishers' desire for article-level metrics such as altmetrics.
  • The increasing interest in rewards in the form of scholarly credit and recognition for reviewers.
  • Renewed efforts for guidance, training and feedback for reviewers.
  • The different purposes of peer review.

Read the Scholarly Communication and Peer Review: The Current Landscape and Future Trends report (PDF).