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Becoming a peer reviewer

Understanding the peer review process

Becoming a peer reviewer

Peer review is a skill, and in this series of modules, we share some tips to help you deliver review reports guaranteed to make any editor smile. We start by explaining the actions you should definitely avoid, from saying yes when you don’t have time to complete a review, to providing biased or unfair statements. We highlight points to consider when looking at each element of the article and explain how to be constructive in your feedback. You will also learn how your reviewing activities can provide an important stepping stone towards becoming a journal editor. 

Total Time
4+ hours
Complete
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Language
  • English

What you will learn

  • Common reviewing mistakes
  • Tips for writing an effective review
  • Insights into how reviewing can boost your career
5 modules
40 m
Becoming a peer reviewer

Understanding the peer review process

Find out everything you need to know about peer review in our A-Z guide.
40 m
Becoming a peer reviewer

How to review a manuscript

Top tips for writing a great review report.
52 m
Becoming a peer reviewer

10 tips for writing a truly terrible review

Keen to brush up your reviewing skills? We start by explaining what not to do.
56 m
Becoming a peer reviewer

How to become a reviewer and what do editors expect?

Want to get involved in peer review? We explain how.
55 m
Becoming a peer reviewer

How reviewers become editors

Ambitions to be a journal editor one day? Discover why reviewing is a vital step in that journey.