How to become a great peer reviewer! (Basic and Advanced training)

The essential peer reviewer training program for new and established peer reviewers, designed by research experts and endorsed by Wolters Kluwer.

What you will learn

  1. An overview of peer reviews and journal publication workflows
  2. Understand skills, qualifications needed to be a great peer reviewer
  3. How to identify focus areas in different sections of a manuscript
  4. Deep dive into the process of conducting a peer review
  5. How to review different types of research manuscripts
  6. Focus areas when reviewing statistical information or methodology in a paper
  7. The right approach to peer review with a mock assignment and detailed evaluation
  8. Tips and extensive feedback from experienced peer reviewers and consultations on course content
  9. Practical strategies to get invited as a peer reviewer by top journals in your field
  10. How to apply learnings to your review projects with checklists and other resources

Course Description

Peer review is a critical component of the scientific process that helps safeguard the quality, validity authority and rigour of academic work.

This engaging and comprehensive training program will help you with everything you need to know before and during a peer review. Designed with the collective expertise of three accomplished peer reviewers, this is a comprehensive guide for those starting out and a great program for experienced reviewers to polish their skills. With in-depth lectures that cover every aspect of peer review, insightful discussions, expert advice, key learning resources, and regular assessments, this training program will put you firmly on the path to becoming a great peer reviewer!

Being identified as a great peer reviewer adds significant value to your resume and reputation; it equates to being recognized and accepted as an expert in your field by your peers. If you are an early career researcher who wants to be a peer reviewer, or have received your first peer review invitation but don’t know how to get started, this course is perfect for you.

This advanced module in the program also lets you get your peer review assignments evaluated by expert peer reviewers. This unique application based assignment will help you understand the finer nuances of reviewing and focus on areas of improvement.

What topics will you cover?

Lecture 1: Understanding Peer review

Lecture 2: Do you have what it takes?

Lecture 3: Accepted the editor’s invitation, what next?

Lecture 4: Deep diving into the review

Lecture 5: Decision time!

Lecture 6: Tying it all up

Lecture 7: Concluding the basic course

Lecture 8: Advanced Module I – Dealing with methodology and statistics

Lecture 9: Advanced Module II – Going that extra mile

Lecture 10: Training effectiveness survey

Your Instructor

R Upskill
R Upskill

Part of Cactus Communications’ R ecosystem of tools and solutions for researchers, R Upskill is a learning platform that comprises of the largest collection of researcher-focused programs, developed by top academic experts. Learn anytime, anywhere with bite-sized online programs on research writing, journal publication, career development, science communication, funding, researcher wellness, and more. Our multi-format programs come with expert advice, practical examples, and a certificate on course completion, which allow researchers to apply what they’ve learnt to excel in real-world scenarios. Trusted by top academic institutions, and over 15,000 researchers, R Upskill empowers researchers to master new skills on the path to all-round researcher success.

Course Curriculum

  Understanding peer review
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  Concluding the basic course
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