In recent years there has been an impressive growth in preprinting and in transparent and open forms of peer review. These developments offer a unique opportunity for a transition toward a new publication and evaluation culture. In this workshop we discuss how these developments enable new ways of giving and receiving feedback on scientific work, how authors and readers can benefit from this, how reviewers can get proper recognition for the efforts they make, and how the huge pressure on the peer review system can be reduced. We also discuss ways to handle possible risks of these developments, especially risks for researchers that find themselves in vulnerable positions.
Workshop participants will be given the opportunity to share their own experiences with peer review and other forms of feedback, and participants will be invited to reflect on ways in which they can improve their own practices in performing peer review and giving feedback. The Publish Your Reviews initiative will be discussed as a concrete way in which researchers can contribute to a new publication and evaluation culture.