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Dana Compton

Dana Compton

Managing Director and Publisher for the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Dana Compton is the Managing Director and Publisher for the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), having previously served in the role of Editorial Director for ASCE. Prior to joining ASCE in 2018, she was a Senior Consulting Associate with KWF Consulting, working with society and other clients to develop strategies around scholarly content. Dana has also served as Publication Director for PNAS and held production positions at the American Society of Clinical Oncology and Thompson Publishing Group. Dana is a past President of the Council of Science Editors (2019-2020) and remains an active CSE volunteer. She also serves as a UN/HESI SDG Publishers’ Compact Fellow, is a member of the 2021 Society Street Program Committee, and serves on the Text Recycling Research Project advisory board.

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SSP On-Demand: Webinars

Current Trends in Peer Review


March 16, 2022, Tim Vines, Dana Compton, Paige Wooden, Clark Holdsworth

Equity and transparency in the review process and compensation vs. non-compensation for reviewers are just some of the hot topics under debate in current discussions about peer review. This webinar will highlight and summarize the most significant trends and provide examples of transformative models that work.
On-Demand Presentations

Maintaining Quality Peer Review in Times of Change


Release Date: 07/13/2020, Jennifer Regala, Dana Compton, Karen Stanwood, Michelle English

Related to the topic of maintaining quality peer review when journals undergo structural changes and workflow adjustments, this session will feature a ‘fireside chat’ approach to sharing the panelists’ individual experiences. First, it will highlight pragmatic approaches when journals experience high submission rates and what this means for editors, reviewers, and editorial support teams. Then, it will discuss moving toward transparent and open peer review, including what structural changes are involved and how editors and journals can ensure that peer review quality is maintained during this transition. Finally, it will delve into what editors and operational staff should consider before, during, and after moving to a new peer review submission system, specifically what workflow impacts to expect and how to uphold quality during the process. The intention of this session is to ‘look back to look forward’ and to begin defining best practices in an ever-evolving peer review landscape of new trends, workflows, functionality, and, most recently, new challenges raised by the COVID-19 pandemic.