Eighth International Congress on Peer Review and Scientific Publication

September 10-12, 2017

Swissotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Our aim is to encourage research into the quality and credibility of peer review and scientific publication, to establish the evidence base on which scientists can improve the conduct, reporting, and dissemination of scientific research.

Registration for the Congress is now open!

Why Attend? Take part in this one-of-a-kind meeting during which original research is presented on all aspects of editorial and funding peer review, scientific and scholarly publication, research and reporting practices, reproducibility and access, and information exchange. Equal opportunity for audience participation will follow each research presentation.

Who Should Attend? Editors and publishers of scientific peer-reviewed journals, researchers, funders, informatics experts, information innovators, librarians, journalists, policymakers, ethicists, scientific information producers and disseminators, and anyone interested in the progress of the scientific information enterprise and the quality of scientific information, covering a wide range of disciplines, including biomedicine, health science, applied science, basic science, physical science, and social science.

What Will Be Presented?
  • 3 days of original research
  • September 10: Common Problems in Peer Review and Scientific Publication
  • September 11: Improving Peer Review and Scientific Publication
  • September 12: Innovations in Peer Review and Scientific Publication
Preliminary Program now available
  • 45 Plenary Session reports of original research
  • 86 Poster Session reports of original research
  • 5 Plenary Session Invited Talks
  • Equal time for presentation and audience participation

Swissotel information and room reservation.

Sponsor Opportunities are still available.

Satellite Sessions
  • Workshops and sessions organized by EQUATOR, the Centre of Journalology, WAME, and Peer Review Week.

Related links


Drummond Rennie, “Let’s make peer review scientific” in Nature

Call for Research Editorial in JAMA and BMJ.

Meta-Research Innovation Center at Stanford (METRICS)

Evidence-Based Medicine: An Oral History—Video Conference and Interviews of EBM Leaders

Updated May 17, 2017