Understanding the peer review process
About this module
The peer review process is centuries old. In this module, we explore why this grand dame of scholarly publishing still has such a crucial role to play.
We start by looking at how peer review weeds out weak or unethically sound research and maintains the high quality of published papers. We examine what motivates reviewers to actively give of their time, and highlight some of the benefits reviewing can bring. We learn how a typical peer review process works, and why a systematic approach to writing a review is so important. And, we explore the responsibilities that reviewing brings.
Early career researchers will come away with a clear understanding of the value of peer review and gain new insights into why this traditional process has survived the test of time.
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