Peer reviewers need training, argues Dr. Moher

October 15, 2014

In the latest edition of Biome, Dr. David Moher makes a case for more rigorous peer -review training among academic and medical institutions, and says that “If journals are to remain relevant for disseminating research in the 21st century we need to develop processes for them to be vital, credible, and trustworthy. Training, licensing and maintaining peer reviewer core competencies is a good starting point.” Dr. Moher’s comments are in response to a recent opinion piece by BioMed Central’s Associate Editorial Director for Research Integrity, Jigisha Patel. Read Dr. Moher’s commentary here.

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