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Fundamentals of peer review

Why get involved in peer review

Fundamentals of peer review

Peer review is the cornerstone of the scientific publishing process, yet editors face a daily struggle to find researchers willing to review for their journal. In this series of modules, we explain why it is so important to get involved in peer review and the many benefits it can bring. You will hear how carrying out peer review can sharpen your own writing skills and introduce you to some of the movers and shakers in your field. You will learn how you can volunteer, and discover the ethics guidelines you should comply with. Moreover, we explain why there is a move towards making peer review more transparent.

Total Time
2+ hours
Complete
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Language
  • English

What you will learn

  • The many benefits reviewing brings
  • Your responsibilities as a reviewer
  • Why there is a move towards transparency
4 modules
45 m
Fundamentals of peer review

Why get involved in peer review

Why saying ‘yes’ when an editor asks you to review can boost your research and publishing career.
32 m
Fundamentals of peer review

Ethics responsibilities for peer reviewers

This clear guide to ethics responsibilities for reviewers ensures you can approach your next review with confidence.
46 m
Fundamentals of peer review

Recognizing peer reviewers: A webinar to celebrate editors and researchers

A detailed discussion on the peer review process that will shine new light on the role you can play.
56 m
Fundamentals of peer review

Transparency in peer review

Find out why transparency in peer review is on the rise and how you can get involved.