The aim of the Eighth International Congress on Peer Review and Scientific Publication is to encourage research into the quality and credibility of peer review and scientific publication, to establish the evidence base on which scientists can improve the conduct, reporting, and dissemination of scientific research.

Held every four years since 1989, this year’s Peer Review Congress will convene September 10-12, 2017, at the Swissôtel, in Chicago, Illinois, USA. It is organized by JAMA and the BMJ in association with METRICS at Stanford.

Why Attend?

This one-of-a-kind meeting will showcase original research that is presented on all aspects of editorial and funding peer review, scientific and scholarly publication, research and reporting practices, reproducibility and access, and information exchange. Equal opportunity for audience participation will follow each research presentation.

There are 45 plenary session reports and 87 posters planned for presentation during the three-day meeting. The program also includes a Welcome Reception and an Exhibitor area.

Who Should Attend?

With over 500 participants from more than 30 countries in attendance at the last meeting, this year’s Peer Review Congress will interest individuals from around the world who are involved with peer review and scientific publication, such as:

Editors and publishers of scientific peer-reviewed journals, researchers, funders, informatics experts, information innovators, librarians, journalists, policymakers, ethicists, scientific information producers and disseminators, and anyone interested in the progress of the scientific information enterprise and the quality of scientific information, covering a wide range of disciplines, including biomedicine, health science, applied science, basic science, physical science, and social science.

Early registration is available until July 1, 2017. For more information, access the Peer Review Congress website at, or e-mail