The benefits of a peer-to-peer collaboration with Hindawi

 

After studying computer science, Ivo Verbeek co-founded and managed his own mid-sized software development company for 15 years with Elsevier as the most prominent customer. Ivo and his team delivered many solutions to clients until he left the company in 2015, co-founding Peerwith as his new venture.

Ivo is currently the managing director of Peerwith, responsible for strategy, partnerships, and product. 

 

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Effective communication of your scientific research is critical – “publish or perish” as they say! Peer-to-peer collaboration is essential in the original conception of a study and its design as well as in the practical generation of novel data. The final preparation of your manuscript for publication is no different but can be harder to achieve in practice.

Hindawi has partnered with Peerwith to help their authors communicate their research in a more effective way.

The Peerwith platform is designed to open up the channels of communication between authors and experts to optimize their manuscript for publication. In addition, while language and copy-editing are the core of all the editing services offered by experts through the Peerwith platform, these are provided in the context of extensive and specific scientific expertise.

The process is simple and effective. Authors can review the credentials of all Peerwith experts before connecting directly with the expert of their choice. Alternatively, after providing a brief summary of their specific requirements, the request is passed to experts with experience in your field of research via the Peerwith dashboard. The author can then engage in a direct conversation with the Peerwith expert to arrive at a completely “personalized” service that fulfills their unique requirements.

The availability of direct contact between authors and experts throughout the period of the collaboration ensures that any issues that may arise are dealt with promptly.

The availability of direct contact between authors and experts throughout the period of the collaboration ensures that any issues that may arise are dealt with promptly. This simplifies the process for the author as well as the editor – as a Peerwith expert, I value the ability to contact an author with specific questions to make sure I’m on the right track.

Scientific editing provided by Peerwith experts through the Hindawi Author Services portal represents a comprehensive package of language and copy editing combined with a critical review of methods, data analysis and the logic of the arguments presented in the manuscript in the context of extensive expertise in a specific area of research.

Copy editing comprises language editing combined with journal-ready formatting. Peerwith experts are themselves published authors and established editors who have first-hand experience of revising manuscripts to comply with the requirements for submission to your target journal set out in the Author Guidelines.

The Peerwith platform is indispensable in its ability to foster the effective collaborations between researchers and experts worldwide to achieve the successful communication of scientific progress.


Opinions in this blog post are that of the author, and not necessarily that of Hindawi. The profile photo was provided by Ivo Verbeek. The text in this blog post is by Ivo Verbeek and is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY). Illustration by Hindawi and is also CC-BY.