How To Respond To Peer Review Comments?

What will you learn?

  1. How to approach peer review comments more confidently
  2. How to respond to the common ‘revise and resubmit’ journal decision
  3. Practical tips for revising your manuscript effectively
  4. Understand what your journal editor expects of you
  5. Responding to conflicting peer review comments
  6. Looking at your manuscript as a whole, while making revisions
  7. Things to remember before resubmission
  8. Applying your understanding of the lectures through exercises and quizzes


Course Description

Peer reviews are crucial to help you improve the quality of your work and best present your findings. The peer review process can be insightful yet frustrating, making the ability to address and respond to reviewer comments essential for publishing success.

Through this course, your instructor, with 20+ years of journal editing experience, will share proven strategies that will help you respond to peer reviewers more confidently. You will also get advice on how to understand editor expectations, with tips to effectively revise your paper, and a list of final checks before resubmission. By the end of the course, you will be able to improve your chances of acceptance in the journal of your choice.


What topics will you cover?

Lecture 1: Understanding the journal's decision

Lecture 2: Things to remember before responding to reviewers’ comments

Lecture 3: Dealing with different types of review comments and revision requests

Lecture 4: Considering other aspects that matter

Lecture 5: A deeper look at peer reviewer comments

Lecture 6: Tying up loose ends before you resubmit

Lecture 7: Concluding the course

Lecture 8: Bonus tips, downloadable resources, videos, and more


Your Instructor


Prof. Caven Mcloughlin
Prof. Caven Mcloughlin

Prof Caven Mcloughlin, PhD, is Professor at Kent State University, Ohio, USA. A qualified school psychologist, Prof. Caven’s works at Ohio’s largest school psychology preparation program and instructs students in early childhood school psychology. He has been a special education classroom teacher and administrator as well as a school counselor. For over 25 years, he has been conducting federally funded training programs for interdisciplinary leadership personnel who work with toddlers, infants, and newborns. Prof. Caven is also a Fulbright Specialist, and travels to different parts of the world to conduct informative and instructive workshops on academic publishing. He is a prolific researcher and has published over 100 research papers and chapters as well as written, edited, or contributed to 10 books. He is the Editor of the Sage journal School Psychology International.


Course Curriculum


  Things to remember before responding to reviewers’ comments
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