2016 CSE Webinar Series 
Recognition for Peer Reviewers: Building a
Culture of Credit in Scholarly Publishing
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ET

Members: $69*
Nonmembers: $99
*CSE Certificate Program participants receive a 20% discount on registration.
The publishing community is working toward more meaningful and innovative ways to give reviewers credit for the essential work they provide to scholarly publishing. In conjunction with Peer Review Week 2016, this Webinar will focus on some innovative approaches publishers are taking to acknowledge the contributions of their peer reviewer communities. These include working with individual journals to create a culture of peer reviewer recognition using targeted, journal-specific efforts, building systemic networks of recognition throughout a publisher community, or by integrating with organizations like Publons or ORCID that connect peer review activity to broader publication and research activity. Peer review is just one piece of the research continuum, and individuals that participate in this process should be recognized for their contributions!

Learning Objectives
  1. Discuss the benefits of formal recognition of peer reviewers, both to the reviewers and the publications they support.
  2. Discuss what journals can do to recognize their peer reviewers, including offering educational credits, forms of public recognition, reaching out to reviewers' institutions to acknowledge their service, and providing resources to reviewers, among others.
  3. Learn how publishers are integrating partnerships with Publons and ORCID into their peer review processes to leverage these organization's capabilities to recognize and support peer reviewers. 

Brittany Swett
Editorial Services Coordinator, J&J Editorial
Phil Hurst
Publisher, The Royal Society
Phil Hurst is Publisher at the Royal Society overseeing a portfolio of ten journals including the first journal dedicated to science, Philosophical Transactions, and two open access titles. He is responsible for product development and providing high quality publishing services. Phil has more than 20 years' experience in the publishing industry, both for commercial publishers and learned societies. He is leading projects on peer reviewer incentives (through Publons) and open peer review.

Bahar Mehmani, PhD
Publishing Innovation Manager, Elsevier
Dr. Bahar Mehmani, Publishing Innovation Manager at Elsevier, is working on a number of reviewer-related projects, all of which are designed to recognize reviewers' contributions to the progress of science. She received her PhD in Theoretical Physics from the University of Amsterdam in 2010. Before joining Elsevier, she was a postdoctoral researcher at the  Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light.

Mary Warner, CAE
Assistant Director, Editorial Management, American Geophysical Union
Mary Warner is Assistant Director of the American Geophysical Union publications department, managing the business functions of AGU's 18 journals as well as its books program, and serving as a member of the cross-functional team that developed AGU's association management system in 2012. A chemist by training, she spent many years at the American Chemical Society as Director of Special Publications, with overall responsibility for four peer-reviewed journals and two magazines. Before joining AGU, she consulted with non-profit publishers as Content Services Group Leader at Cadmus Publisher Services, advising their staff on workflow improvement, schedule reduction, and the use of enhanced content through technology to meet their publishing objectives. She is the Chair of the Council of Science Editors Research Committee and a member of the Society for Scholarly Publishing Organizational Collaboration Committee. 


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