Foreword by Rachel Burley and Elizabeth Moylan
A report from SpotOn, BioMed Central and Digital Science, May 2017
The publication examines how peer review can be improved for future generations of academics and offers key recommendations to the academic community. The report is based on the lively and progressive sessions at the SpotOn London conference held at Wellcome Collection Conference centre in November 2016. It includes a collection of reflections on the history of peer review, current issues such as sustainability and ethics, while also casting a look into the future including advances such as preprint servers and Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications. The contributions cover perspectives from the researcher, a librarian, publishers and others.