2013 Webinar 1: Peer Review: Different Models and What’s Changing

Held: May 28, 2013, 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Eastern Time

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A number of new initiatives in scholarly publishing are seeking to improve the way peer review is conducted. Their aims range from reducing redundancy and costs to increasing publishing speed, improving the publishing experience for authors, and promoting openness, all while maintaining quality and integrity. What do these new peer review models mean for the field of scholarly publishing, how are they an improvement over traditional peer review, and how are they applicable to your own work? This webinar will keep you abreast of some of these developments and help you determine their relevance to you.


  1. Foster an understanding of the value of an independent and standardized peer review approach to help improve your journal.
  2. Provide an overview of what is new and innovative with PeerJ with respect to peer review.
  3. Provide an introduction to open post-publication peer review.


Carissa Gilman, Chair, CSE Education Committee


KeithCollierKeith Collier
Co-Founder & Managing Director, Rubriq

Keith Collier is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Rubriq, an independent peer review service focused on putting time back into research. Keith also leads business development activities for Research Square LLC, a company that owns both Rubriq and American Journal Experts. Prior to joining Research Square in 2012, Keith was a Vice President in the Scientific and Scholarly Research business for Thomson Reuters where he was General Manager of ScholarOne, the leading peer review system for scholarly publishers and associations.

EvaAmsenEva Amsen
Outreach Director, F1000Research

Eva Amsen is the Outreach Director for F1000Research, an open access journal offering immediate publication, transparent peer review (post-publication) and full data deposition and sharing. Eva holds a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Toronto, and is interested in all aspects of communication between researchers, from hallway conversations to academic papers. Before joining F1000Research, she worked at the journal Development, where she launched and ran the Node, a community website for developmental biologists.

PeterBinfieldPeter Binfield
Co-Founder and Publisher, PeerJ

Peter Binfield (Pete) has worked in the academic publishing world for almost 20 years. Since gaining a PhD in Optical Physics, he has held positions at Institute of Physics, Kluwer Academic, Springer, SAGE and most recently the Public Library of Science (PLoS). At PLoS he ran PLoS ONE, and developed it into the largest and most innovative journal in the world. He is a respected authority in the academic publishing and Open Access worlds and has made numerous presentations to industry and academia. He is currently a member of the International Advisory Committee of the International Society of Managing and Technical Editors (ISMTE) as well as being on the Advisory Committee of the MedicineX conferences.

He is passionate about academic publishing and believes that publishing needs to be in service to the academic community to best facilitate the rapid and broad dissemination of research findings.