Journal article

Editorial Peer Reviewers as Shepherds, Rather Than Gatekeepers

Joel D Boerckel, Lilian Plotkin, Natalie A Sims

JOURNAL OF BONE AND MINERAL RESEARCH | WILEY | Published : 2021

Abstract

The journals of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research [JBMR] and its sister journal JBMR Plus) recognize peer review, whether pre- or post-publication, as an essential guard of scientific integrity and rigor that shapes academic discourse in our field. In this Perspective, we present a vision and philosophy of peer review in a rapidly changing publishing landscape. We emphasize the importance of journal peer reviewers as active players in shaping collegial behavior in the musculoskeletal research community and provide information about benefits and resources available for reviewers and reviewers-in-training. Publishing is becoming increa..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (Australia) Senior Research Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by NIAMS (R21 AR071559, R01 AR073809, R01 AR074948, P30 AR069619) to JDB, the National Institutes of Health (R01-AR067210) to LIP, and a National Health and Medical Research Council (Australia) Senior Research Fellowship (1154819) to NAS. The authors thank the editors and our reviewers for shepherding our work, helping to improve this Perspective and clarifying our ideas.