1.1 What is peer review? Why peer review?

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To prepare you for the Certified Peer Reviewer course, in this first section, we take a step back and discuss the history of academic publishing and explain the status quo of peer review. We dwell into the process of peer review as it is today and what happens to a paper before you see it as a reviewer. We discuss why reviewers even need to review and what editors and reviewers look for when looking at a manuscript.   

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Christopher Tancock
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Senior Researcher Communications Manager

Christopher Tancock has worked in STM publishing for the past 14 years. He joined Elsevier in 2006 where he initially worked on social science book projects before moving to journals. He has managed various portfolios as a journal publisher including linguistics, history, education, sociology and political science. He is now Editor-in-Chief of Elsevier's Editors', Authors' and Reviewers' Updates and works on related communications projects. Chris has degrees in European studies and linguistics from Royal Holloway and the University of Oxford respectively and is based in the Oxford office. In his spare time, he is a Community First Responder with the South Central Ambulance Service. Chris is founder of Pint of Life, a new initiative which delivers free life-saving skills into the heart of the local community.

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