So you are considering becoming a peer reviewer. Congratulations! You’re about to attain a milestone in your career as an academic. Serving as a peer reviewer improves a researcher’s profile and offers a highly valued channel through which to give back to the academic community.
This engaging and comprehensive training program will help you with everything you need to know before and during a peer review. The modules in this program have been designed for young researchers who want to be peer reviewers or have received their first peer review invitation but don't know how to get started. This course is also useful for experienced reviewers who would like to polish their skills.
After completing the basic and advanced modules of this course, you will be able to:
- Understand what it takes to be a peer reviewer
- Recognize the components of a great peer review
- Identify the focus areas in different sections of a manuscript
- Effectively interact with authors and editors
- Focus on the right aspects when reviewing statistical information or methodology in a paper
- Review different types of manuscripts
- Learn through extensive feedback from experienced peer reviewers and consult them for clarifications about the course content
- You will complete a mock peer review exercise, which will be reviewed.
- You will receive a certificate stating that you have completed a comprehensive peer review training program.
- You will receive downloadable checklists for easy reference during your peer review.
- This course includes interactive exercises and quizzes to enable you to test your understanding of the lectures.
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Understanding peer review
|An introduction to peer review|
|Types of peer review|
|How peer reviewing can help you|
Do you have what it takes?
|Who qualifies to be a peer reviewer?|
|Skills and responsibilities|
|Should you accept the invitation?|
Accepted the editor's invitation - what next?
|Understanding what journal editors want|
|What constitute major and minor comments|
|Forming first impressions with a quick scan|
Deep diving into the review
|Making the first read count|
|Appraising the Title, Abstract, and Keywords|
|Reviewing the Introduction or literature review|
|Evaluating the methodology and ethical soundness|
|Reporting the Results|
|Commenting on the Discussion and Conclusion|
|Quiz - Are you ready to dive into the review?|
|Possible recommendations you can make|
|Choosing a recommendation|
|Summing up your evaluation|
Tying it all up
|Structuring a peer review report|
|Being a sensitive reviewer|
|Giving constructive feedback|
Concluding the basic course
|The Advanced course|
|Test your understanding|
Advanced module I - Dealing with methodology and statistics
|Introducing our peer review experts|
|Start Tips to help you review the Methodology - Prof. Caven McLoughlin|
|Things to remember when reviewing statistical information - Dr. Jo Røislien|
|A deeper look at statistical reviewing for medical manuscripts - Dr. Jonas Ranstam|
Advanced module II - Going the extra mile
|Journal-specific expectations from peer review|
|Peer reviewing for different article types|
|Downloadable tools and checklists|
|Final assignment and certificate of completion|
|How to get invited|