Policies that formally give peer reviewers the option to officially invite a colleague to collaborate with them improve integrity, transparency, and offers a chance to give fair credit where it is due.
Laura Feetham is Reviewer Engagement Manager at IOP Publishing. She has over 13 year’s experience in scholarly publishing, working at The Lancet and BMJ before moving to IOP Publishing. Laura works on innovations that future-proof peer review, ensure that reviewers are recognised and rewarded for their work, and safeguard the integrity of the scientific record. These innovations include the launch of IOP Trusted Reviewer status, a comprehensive peer review training programme, and co-review, among others.