The crucial role of peer reviewers lies at the heart of both an academic journal’s daily operations and the field of scientific research at large. Peer Review Week (19 – 23 September 2022) is designed to celebrate the essential role that peer review plays in maintaining research integrity and quality. A community-led yearly global event, Peer Review Week brings together individuals, organisations, and institutions to demonstrate and acknowledge the central role that peer review plays in academic communication.
As the producer of three high-quality academic journals in the field of child and adolescent psychology and psychiatry (the Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry (JCPP), the Child & Adolescent Mental Health (CAMH) journal, and JCPP Advances), peer review is central to ACAMH’s aim to raise standards in the understanding and management of child and adolescent mental health issues. The peer review process ensures that better quality papers are published, which in turn has the power to encourage further research to be discovered, read, and improved.
This Peer Review Week, the theme is ‘Research Integrity: Creating and Supporting Trust in Research‘. In light of this, we encourage you to explore the resources we have produced for this year’s Peer Review Week, join us in celebrating our peer reviewers, and discover more about the importance of peer review.
- We are proud to present the list of Top Reviewers for 2021.
- Interested in learning more about peer review? Check out our Reviewer Information Pack
- What is Peer Review and why is it important? Emma Soneson, postdoctoral researcher at the University of Oxford, explains what Peer Reviewing is and why is it important.
We would also like to take this time to encourage any reviewers who are thinking of joining the peer review process. If you are an early career researcher, we would love to hear from you. If you are interested in reviewing papers for any of ACAMH’s journals, please get in touch with the Publications Team.