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Peer Review Week 2016

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Thanks to all our reviewers

The BOU and IBIS is proud to support Peer Review Week 2016, the theme this year being ‘Recognition for review’.

Recognising the work of reviewers is integral to successful peer review. Each year we thank all our reviewers by name in IBIS and here we’d like to extend that thanks to them and recognise their efforts and contribution to both IBIS and the BOU.

The BOU relies on volunteer contributions right across our society activities. Our Council and Committees have over 50 people giving up their time to help plan and deliver activities such as our journal IBIS, conferences, grants, bursaries, social media and more. Our IBIS reviewer community – associate editors and reviewers – numbers hundreds annually and quite simply all these people make a journal tick.

Without such volunteer contributions small societies such as the BOU would not exist. Small societies provide many community functions and services that are easily taken for granted. They provide focal points for researchers to come together and support early career researchers by helping them to develop their skills and role within our research communities.

Our reviewer community is an integral part of the society, our journal and the peer review process, and our volunteers are the lifeblood of a member-based publishing society such as the BOU. Thank you everyone.

Find out more about Peer Review Week and the many online events they have planned throughout the week on the Peer Review Week website.

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