JBI Evidence Synthesis acknowledges the vital role of peer review in ensuring the high quality of the content we publish. Each year, we publicly thank those peer reviewers who contributed to the journal during the previous calendar year. A list of those who reviewed for JBI Evidence Synthesis in 2020 is available here.
To coincide with Peer Review Week 2021 on September 20-24, we would like to recognize two outstanding peer reviewers whose work consistently demonstrates excellence: Diná Cruz and Deborah Edwards. The theme of this year's Peer Review Week is "Identity in Peer Review." Below, Diná and Deborah offer some brief thoughts on this theme and the peer review process.
Please visit the Peer Review Week website to find a selection of activities and resources, including online events, blogs, and videos.
Brazilian Centre for Evidence-based Healthcare, São Paulo, Brazil
This year, Peer Review Week will highlight “the ways the scholarly community can foster more diverse, equitable, and inclusive peer review practices." That will certainly provide us with materials for self-reflection on our experiences as peer reviewers and sharpen our awareness on the context of such practices.
The Wales Centre for Evidence-based Care, Cardiff, UK
Peer review shouldn't be a process that is just conducted by researchers from a few select establishments, but one that encompasses a variety of opinions from a diverse range of cultural settings. I value the way in which the JBI partners with such organizations enabling us to mentor those with less experience.