Welcome to Things we read this week, a weekly post featuring articles from around the internet recommended by BMJ’s Digital Group members.
- Nature News and Elaine Devine in the LSE Impact Blog comment on Publons Global State of Peer Review report.
- Aileen Fyfe from the University of St Andrews looks at the history of peer review at the Royal Society and the problem of unconscious bias.
- Jessica K. Polka and colleagues call on journals to sign a pledge to make reviewers’ anonymous comments part of the official scientific record and Wiley and Clarivate Analytics Partner to Launch Innovative Open Peer Review.
- For a couple of years The BMJ has been routinely inviting patient and public reviewers to review research papers alongside academic peer reviewers. This week BMJ Open published the results of our survey about their experience of being involved in the peer review process