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UK researchers want formal recognition for their peer review

Most UK researchers want employers to recognise the time they spend peer-reviewing papers, a survey examining worldwide attitudes towards the evaluation process has found.

Reviewing research papers is time-consuming work generally not acknowledged by employers—and researchers in the UK want this to change, according to the study published on 16 September.

Of the 3,000 researchers surveyed globally by the campaign group Sense About Science and the information and analytics company Elsevier, UK academics were the most likely, at 72 per cent, to want employers to recognise such work.

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