Overview

The ability to review papers should be a core skill of every research scientist. With the growing number of manuscripts being submitted to scientific journals, editors are increasingly reliant on independent experts who can deliver good-quality reviews in a timely fashion.
This course is designed for postdocs and researchers at the early stage of their career who have little or no experience of peer-reviewing. 

Key areas

  • How the peer-review process works from submission to publication
  • Recent developments such as “open” peer-review
  • The reviewer’s obligations
  • The criteria against which scientific papers should be evaluated
  • The requirement for objective, specific, constructive and balanced comments that will assist both the editor and the author(s)
  • The amount of time involved in reviewing a paper