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  • CACTUS to celebrate Peer Review Week 2022

    Published on September 13, 2022

    ~ CACTUS to drive conversations on the contribution of peer review in supporting research integrity~

    Princeton : Cactus Communications (CACTUS), a science communications and technology company, looks forward to celebrating the 8th edition of Peer Review Week from September 19th to 23rd, 2022. The annual event brings together stakeholders from the global scholarly community, including publishers, associations, institutions, and researchers, to celebrate the essential role of a peer review in maintaining research quality. This year, Jayashree Rajagopalan, Author Community Lead, CACTUS, is co-chairing the event, supported by steering committee member Sneha Kulkarni, Editor-in-chief, Editage Insights, CACTUS.  Chosen by the global scholarly community through an open poll, the theme of this year’s event is ‘Research Integrity: Creating and Supporting Trust in Research.’

    Abhishek Goel, CEO, and Co-Founder, CACTUS, said, “Research integrity has become a growing concern, with threats to the trustworthiness of science looming large. Peer review is one of the core mechanisms to evaluate the quality of research. This year’s Peer Review Week theme is a timely reminder to have an open dialog on the ways in which peer review is and can continue supporting integrity of research.”

    During the week-long event, CACTUS will host several interactive activities to celebrate peer review and explore the theme through expert-led conversations, including live panel discussions, interviews, an Ask-Me-Anything session organized especially for academics in China, guest posts, interviews, and more. Some key discussions with global experts include interviewing authors, reviewers, and editors about their expectations from peer review; unveiling the human side of navigating the peer review process through an in-depth conversation with the stakeholders of scholarly publishing and peeking behind the scenes of what happens when research integrity issues and challenges surface.

    Jayashree Rajagopalan, Author Community Lead, CACTUS, and Co-Chair of the Peer Review Week 2022, commented, “With the focus on research integrity in peer review, it is imperative for the global scholarly community to gather, discuss, and understand how peer review processes help maintain and strengthen the integrity of critical scientific research. The week-long event is a great platform for us to showcase the diverse perspectives, voices, opinions, and experiences on how peer review can help improve research integrity.” CACTUS’ online sessions and events are open to all and will be available to all registrants to view on-demand, along with any additional resources from the event.

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