CSE 2021 Peer Review Week Offerings

In recognition of Peer Review Week 2021, CSE will be holding two events focused around this year’s theme of Identity in Peer Review. Learn more below and register for these free opportunities!

September 21 CSE Connect

Tuesday, September 21
2:00-3:00 PM ET

This year’s Peer Review Week theme is Identity in Peer Review, a topic that has many layers and aspects. Related to peer review, exploring identity can foster more diverse, equitable, and inclusive practices. What are your organizations doing related to varying levels of anonymity; increasing diversity in terms of race, ethnicity, and gender (among other characteristics); and/or accommodating name changes and pronoun choices in peer review? This CSE Connect is intended to facilitate conversations around these topics. Join us to hear from Jasmine Wallace, Peer Review Manager at the American Society for Microbiology, about the initiatives she’s started within her department, the first of which was a name change policy. Open discussion about Identity in Peer Review to follow.

September 23 Webinar

The Road to Double-Anonymous Peer Review: From Idealization to Implementation
Thursday, September 23
3:00-4:00 PM ET

Double-anonymous peer review, which obscures the identities of peer reviewers and authors from one another, is an important ideal to consider when evaluating an organization’s peer review process. Proponents of double-anonymous peer review believe that these extra efforts are more equitable to authors and provide a fair submission for all. However, double-anonymous peer review is not without its challenges. There are financial, staffing, and peer review software implications to consider. Join three scholarly publishing experts in a discussion of their unique perspectives on double-anonymous peer review. Christine Beaty, Managing Editor at American Heart Association, will share her organization’s road to instituting double-anonymous peer review. Christina Nelson, Director of Publishing and Editorial Operations at The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc., who oversees a successful double-anonymous peer review process, will reflect on what it took to get where they are today. And Anna Jester, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at eJournal Press, will share the perspective of a peer review software provider who understands the ins and outs of what’s involved in setting up double-anonymous peer review from a technical/software point of view.


Jennifer Regala
Director of Publications/Executive Editor
American Urological Association


Director of Journal Operations
American Heart Association

Vice President of Sales & Marketing

Christina Nelson
Director of Publishing and Editorial Operations
The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc.