In this paper, the authors using public information about the identities of editors and reviewers from the Frontiers series of journals, state their results regarding the underrepresentation of female researchers in the peer-review process, and their observations on the tedency of editors of both genders to operate with same-gender preference. It is also highlighted that there is the need for increased efforts to combat subtler forms of gender bias in scholarly publishing.
The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA) points out that using the Journal Impact Factor as a proxy measure for the value or quality of specific research and individual scientists leads to biased research assessment. How can we resist misusing metrics?
Find ways to share outputs that document and share research processes, including notebooks, protocols & workflows.
eLife Early-Career Advisory Group
Many researchers have strong views on peer review. To find out what early-career researchers think eLife Early-Career Advisory Groupconducted a survey in which 10 questions about different aspects of peer review were asked. A total of 264 researchers took part in the survey, including 146 postdoctoral researchers (55% of the total), 61 group leaders (23%) and 51 PhD students (19%). The survey was conducted in September 2017.