Information and Booking

Trainer: Dr David T Jones - Independent Consultant
Cost: Internal no charge.
External £120.00
Duration: 0.5 day (11:30 - 14:00)


Dates: 
2017:
15 November
2018:
28 February
29 June

 

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What have past participants found most useful?

  • How to break up the peer review process and limit it. Receiving a template for reviewing, nobody teaches this!
  • The session really helped me organise the reviews and familiarise myself with the whole process. It also helps me write good papers.
  • Dr David T Jones is a perfect presenter and speaker; it was an excellent, engaging, practical session.

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

For this programme, you can request to be added to our waiting list if the programme dates are listed as "fully booked".