Ethical Issues in Peer Review


Register for this webinar to hear about the ethical issues and challenges in peer review and Wiley's Better Peer Review initiative.

This webinar is for researchers and authors who wish to understand more on peer review.


Peer review is designed to assess the validity, quality, and originality of scholarly articles, and so it must be carried out with integrity. What can reviewers, editors and publishers do to ensure an ethical review process? Join us in this webinar where Michael Willis, Researcher Advocate at Wiley, explores the ethics of peer review, best practices and how to overcome challenges.

You’ll learn

  • What reviewers, editors, and publishers do to ensure ethical peer review
  • How to navigate the peer review process as a researcher
  • More about Wiley’s Better Peer Review initiative

Please note that certificates will be issued to participants who attended the live session.

Presenter(s)

Michael Willis - Senior Manager, Peer Review, Wiley

Michael Willis

Senior Manager, Peer Review, Wiley

After teaching Classics at secondary school and conducting postgraduate research in ancient history and literature, Michael Willis started his publishing career with CatchWord (later Ingenta) in processing and managing online journal content for STM publishers. He joined Blackwell Publishing (now Wiley) in 2005 as Editorial Services Manager, managing journal editorial offices in health sciences and a team of editorial assistants. In July 2014 he became Senior Manager, Peer Review, for all of Wiley’s in-house EMEA editorial offices, overseeing the development and implementation of peer review best practice across all disciplines and peer review models, and developing our relationship with offshore vendors supporting editorial offices. Since October 2019 he has been Researcher Advocate within Wiley’s Content Review team, promoting the work and functions of researchers as editors, peer reviewers and authors. Michael was President of the International Society of Managing and Technical Editors in 2016-2017.