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This course will explain how the peer review system works, what is expected of reviewers, and how to review manuscripts quickly and effectively.

Course details

The ability to review manuscripts should be a core skill of every research scientist. This course will explain how the system works, and what is expected of reviewers. By participating in exercises and discussions the attendees will learn how to review manuscripts quickly and effectively. This course is designed for science postdocs and researchers at an early stage of their career who have little or no experience of reviewing manuscripts for journals.

Intended for

Postdoctoral and early career stage researchers with little/no experience of peer reviewing

Number of places


Course leader

Dr David Jones

Date/ Time

Tuesday 19th March 2019, 14.00 - 17.00

RDf Skills 

A1, A2, A3,  B3, D1

The Researcher Development Framework (RDF) provides a framework for planning and supporting the personal, professional and career development of graduate students and research staff. See the the following for more details:

The Researcher Development Framework page

The Researcher Training Tool (click on Researcher Development)

Vitae (Vitae is a national organisation dedicated to realising the potential of researchers through supporting their professional and career development.)


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