How to Peer Review Research Manuscripts for Journals
Team Academic Staff Development
Are you being invited by journal editors to review research manuscripts? Do you find reviewing a time-consuming, difficult or stressful activity? This workshop will explain how the peer review system works, and what is expected of reviewers. You will learn how to review manuscripts quickly and effectively.
The workshop is designed for postdocs and researchers at an early stage of their career with little or no experience of reviewing manuscripts for journals. Advice on best practice is based on the results of an extensive survey of over 200 editors of science, social science, arts and humanities journals.
The aim of the workshop is to teach you how to review manuscripts efficiently. Through group exercises and discussions, you will learn:
how the peer review system works
about your responsibilities as reviewers
what editors expect in a review
why the peer review system can sometimes go wrong
how to critically evaluate a research manuscript
what to include in written comments to editors and authors
how long you should spend reviewing a manuscript
practical methods for reviewing a manuscript quickly and effectively.
Please be aware that failure to cancel your placethree full working daysbefore a course or failure to attend a course will incur a£50 charge to your school.
Important: Please seek approval from your line manager or equivalent before booking onto this course.
Please bring your own reusable cup or other container for refreshments (tea, coffee and water).