The Ninth International Congress on Peer Review and Scientific Publication will be held in Chicago, September 12-14, 2021.

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.

Follow us on Twitter @peerrevcongress and engage in conversations using #PRC8.

Peer Review Congress YouTube Channel

More than 50 videos available to view.

Program and Abstracts

See the complete program, including plenary and poster abstracts.

What Was 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
  • 45 Plenary Session reports of original research
  • 84 Poster Session reports of original research
  • 5 Plenary Session Invited Talks
  • Equal time for presentation and audience participation

News Media Coverage

Read what was written during and after the Congress.

Related links

Drummond Rennie and Annette Flanagin, "Three Decades of Peer Review Congresses" in JAMA

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

Peer Review Week 2019
Quality of Peer Review, September 16-20, 2019
Peer Review Week is a global event celebrating the essential role that peer review plays in maintaining scientific quality. The event brings together individuals, institutions, and organizations committed to sharing the central message that good peer review, whatever shape or form it might take, is critical to scholarly communications. The week’s activities include virtual and in-person events, webinars, interviews and social media activities devoted to this year’s theme: Quality of Peer Review.

6th World Conference on Research Integrity, Hong Kong, June 2-5, 2019

Updated August 2018