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Tuesday, April 28 • 8:25am - 9:50am
Righting Peer Review

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The validity and trustworthiness of peer review is vital to scientific publishing.  Peer review fraud is on the rise and threatening the integrity of the scientific process and the public’s trust in scientific knowledge.  The round table discussion will explore what this means for the future of peer review and what the scientific community can do to combat it.
 
In this session, a panel of publishers, editors, academics, and technological innovators, including Retraction Watch founder Ivan Oransky, Jigisha Patel, Associate Editorial Director for research integrity at BioMed Central, and Amos Korczyn, Professor of neurology and pharmacology at Tel Avivi University, will address the landscape of peer review fraud, its impact, and potential solutions.
 


Speakers
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Adam Etkin

Managing Director/Founder, PRE (Peer Review Evaluation)
PRE (Peer Review Evaluation) is a suite of services designed to support and strengthen the peer-review process – the cornerstone of scholarly communication – on behalf of researchers, publishers, and libraries. PRE’s flagship service, PRE-val, verifies for the end user that content has gone through the peer review process and provides information that is vital to assessing the quality of that process.
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Laurel Haak

Laurel L. Haak, PhD, is the Executive Director of ORCID, an international and interdisciplinary non-profit organization dedicated to providing the technical infrastructure to generate and maintain unique and persistent identifiers for researchers and scholars. - See more at: http://orcid.org/0000-0001-5109-3700#sthash.ZWvNriHz.dpuf
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Ivan Oransky

Ivan Oransky (@ivanoransky) is the co-founder of Retraction Watch and Embargo Watch, vice president and global editorial director of MedPage Today, and Adjunct Associate Professor at New York University’s Science, Health, and Environmental Reporting Program.
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Jigisha Patel

Jigisha Patel leads BioMed Central’s Research Integrity Group, with overall responsibility for BioMed Central’s strategy, standards and expertise in publication ethics and in high-quality, rigorous peer review.


Tuesday April 28, 2015 8:25am - 9:50am
Grand Ballroom

Attendees (55)