Will AI Reviewers Replace Human Reviewers in Peer Review Processes?

By eContent Pro on Nov 8, 2023
Hosted by: eContent Pro and IGI Global
Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2023
Time: 10 a.m. EST

There is much controversy surrounding whether AI-dependent review can replace human-dependent review. Many would argue that the human-dependent peer review is inequitable and suffers from a level of injustice and bias, while at the same time, AI can’t do critical thinking like humans can and is derived from algorithms that very often can be biased as well. The reality is that in an era where research results become dated quite quickly, authors cannot afford to wait long for the publication of their research, and much of the long delays are typically caused by reliance on the current human-dependent peer review process. During this webinar, experts in the field share their insights on this possible transition and some of the implementation possibilities, opportunities and drawbacks, ethical concerns, and other topics surrounding AI in peer review.

Featured Panelists

Dr. Maki K. Habib, the American University in Cairo, Egypt
Dr. Maki K. Habib is a renowned figure in academic publishing, serving as editor-in-chief and regional editor for several international journals. He has an extensive editorial role in numerous journals and has been deeply involved in organizing international conferences. Additionally, he has an extensive international network, collaborating with research groups and institutions worldwide, including Japan, South Korea, the US, Austria, the UK, and Malaysia. Dr. Habib’s substantial academic contributions include over 23 books, 35 book chapters, 80 journal papers, and 232 conference papers.

Dr. Gareth Dyke, ReviewerCredits, Hungary
Dr. Gareth Dyke, with over two decades of dedicated experience as a seasoned researcher and academic, having authored an impressive portfolio of over 270 peer-reviewed papers, currently serves as the Academic Director at ReviewerCredits. His vast expertise extends to mentoring and supporting researchers worldwide with writing and publishing their research papers.

Dr. Haseeb Md. Irfanullah, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh, Bangladesh
Dr. Haseeb Md. Irfanullah is a biologist-turned-development facilitator, who often introduces himself as a research enthusiast. Over the past 24 years, he has worked for different international environment/development organizations, academic/research institutions, funders, and government agencies. Currently, a Council Member of European Association of Science Editors (EASE), an Associate of International Network for Advancing Science and Policy (INASP), an Associate Editor of Learned Publishing, and a Chef of The Scholarly Kitchen, Dr. Irfanullah advocates for sustainability, justice, climate action, and resilience of the scholarly publishing ecosystem.

Dr. Vishnu S. Pendyala, San José State University, USA
Dr. Vishnu S. Pendyala is a faculty member in Applied Data Science and an Academic Senator with San José State University, current chair of the IEEE Computer Society Santa Clara Valley chapter, and IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Contributor. During his recent 3-year term as an ACM Distinguished speaker and before that as a researcher and industry expert, he gave numerous (50+) invited talks in conferences, faculty development programs, and other forums some of which are available on YouTube and IEEE.tv. He is a senior member of the IEEE and has over two decades of experience in the software industry in Silicon Valley, USA.

Dr. Chris Zielinski, University of Winchester, UK
Dr. Chris Zielinski, as a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Global Health, University of Winchester, UK, leads the Partnerships in Health Information (Phi) programme, which supports knowledge development and brokers healthcare information exchanges of all kinds. He is the elected Vice President (and President-in-Waiting) of the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME). Dr. Zielinski has held senior positions in publishing and knowledge management with WHO in Brazzaville, Geneva, Cairo and New Delhi, with FAO in Rome, ILO in Geneva, and UNIDO in Vienna.

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