Putting it into Practice

Title: Developing the infrastructure for patient review in academic journals.
Author: Staniszewska S, Stephens R and Flemyng E.
Date Published: 2018
Reference: Research Involvement and Engagement 4:31
Are service users or carers authors: Yes

Abstract: Peer review is a well-established part of academic publishing. Its function is to assess the quality of a manuscript before publication in a journal. Research Involvement and Engagement is the world’s first co-produced journal dedicated to developing the evidence base of patient and public involvement and engagement in health and social care research. Alongside traditional academic peer review we also involve other key stakeholders, including patients, carers, the public, policy makers, funders and practitioners. Following a recent survey looking at the motivations and feedback from patient reviewers in academic journals, we consider the key findings, reflect on what we already do and based on the feedback from the survey, we outline plans for future development. These plans include improving training and guidance for reviewers, changes to systems and workflows, acknowledging and engaging reviewers, and building a sense of community.

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Categories: relevant to all service users
lessons from direct experience of involvement
writing up and disseminating

Date Entered: 2019/01/08

Date Edited: 2019/01/08

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