Organisers of the ConferenceResearch Council of Lithuania, The Association of Lithuanian Serials, ISM University of Management and EconomicsVilnius Gediminas Technical University


The Conference will be held on March 20, 2017 at  ISM University of Management and Economics,  auditorium 411, Arklių g. 18,  LT-01129  Vilnius, Lithuania

The discussion welcomes journal editors, publishers, university policy makers, representatives of research institutions, and everyone interested in the topic.

Among academic community, peer-review is taken for granted as an integral part of research having to ensure the quality of any scientific work. This is also applied for the quality of peer-review, which has been an object of ongoing discussions in the last decade.

The following questions are going to be discussed:
– the quality of peer-review and the factors defining it (reviewers, particularity of a review, author loyalty, etc.);
– how the digital era and new technologies reshaped the processes of peer review;
– new initiatives and indicators of peer-review quality: myth or reality;
– is it possible to measure the quality of peer-review?



10.00–10.10   Welcome speech by the President Alfredas Chmieliauskas, ISM University of Management and Economics.

10.10–10.20  Rūta Petrauskaitė, Research Council of Lithuania, will share the insights of research policy makers on peer-review.

10.20–10.50   Irene Hames, independent expert, will present the factors defining the quality of peer-review.

10.50–11.15   Martin Rasmussen, Copernicus Publications, will share the experience in implementing new forms of peer-review:  Interactive Public Peer ReviewTM

11.15–11.30    Coffee break

11.30–12.00  The editors sharing their experience and insigths:
Olegas Prentkovskis, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VGTU), Editor-in-Chief of Transport 
Agnė Tvaronavičienė, Mykolas Romeris University, Managing Editor of Jurisprudencija
Rūta Kazlauskaitė ISM University of Management and Economics, Editor-in-Chief of Baltic Journal of Management

12.00–13.00  Discussions moderated by Eleonora Dagienė, The Association of Lithuanian Serials, VGTU


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