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Free Webinar: Quality in Peer Review

View this webinar recording to learn about improving quality in peer review! This recording features four speakers and sessions related to writing a good peer review, reproducibility in research, and alternatives to peer review.

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Free four-session webinar on quality in peer review

View the recording of our webinar on Quality in Peer Review for researchers. This webinar consists of four sessions and provides information about giving a good peer review, improving the reproducibility of one’s research, and alternatives to traditional peer review through preprints. This event featured speakers from Scholastica and Research Square and was offered jointly by AJE and Research Square.


About the Speakers

Danielle Padula, Community Development, Scholastica

Danielle Padula heads up community outreach at Scholastica, a web-based software platform with tools and services for every aspect of publishing academic journals — from peer review to website design and article hosting to typesetting. Danielle manages the company’s blog and email newsletter and creates resources to help journal editors and researchers navigate the evolving journal-publishing landscape.

Patrick Applegate, PhD, Team Manager, Research Square

Patrick Applegate is a Team Manager at Research Square. Dr. Applegate earned his PhD in Geosciences from Pennsylvania State University in 2009, and he has previously worked as a researcher, instructor, and scientific programmer. He is first author or co-author of over 20 peer-reviewed publications in the Earth sciences.

Roma Konecky, PhD, Editorial Quality Advisor, Research Square

Dr. Konecky is an Editorial Quality Advisor at Research Square. She earned her PhD from the University of Pittsburgh, where she studied the role of the prefrontal cortex and multi-item working memory in non-human primates using both single-unit and LFP neurophysiological techniques.

As a postdoc, she examined fronto-temporal-parietal interactions during visual categorization by employing both intracranial electroencephalography (iEEG) & magnetoencephalography (MEG) methodologies in humans. She tested the limits of visual cortical prosthetics in a non-human primate prosthetics model by employing novel means of evaluating and testing the efficacy of patterned microstimulation.

Damian Pattinson, PhD, VP, Content and Engagement, Research Square

Dr. Damian Pattinson is VP of Content and Engagement at Research Square, where he oversees the new Research Square preprint platform. Prior to that he was Editorial Director of the open access journal, PLOS ONE, then the largest journal in the world. He has extensive experience in dealing with editorial issues and standards on large-scale research repositories. Previously Dr. Pattinson was a Senior Editor at BMJ, first on BMJ Clinical Evidence and later on BMJ Best Practice. He holds a PhD in neurobiology from University College London.

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