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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.

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.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of the session participants will be able to 

  • Develop an understanding of how the peer-review system works
  • Develop an understanding of reviewers’ responsibilities
  • Be aware of what editors expect in a review
  • Critically evaluate a research manuscript
  • Develop an understanding of what to include in written comments to editors and authors
  • Develop practical methods for reviewing a manuscript quickly and effectively.

INTENDED FOR

Research Staff with little/no experience of peer reviewing

NUMBER OF PLACES

30

COURSE LEADER

Dr David Jones

DATE/TIME AND BOOKING INFORMATION

Information about the next scheduled course, and how to apply for a place, are in our course programme. This course usually takes place each during Hilary Term. If it isn't currently appearing in the course programme, please keep checking back. 

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. 

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