How to Peer Review Research Manuscripts for Journals
Duration 0.5 days
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.


Course charges
Please be aware that failure to cancel your place
 three full working days before a course or failure to attend a course will incur a £50 charge to your school.
Further information

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).

LocationStart DateAll DatesTimesPlaces AvailableTutorBook
Online03 Dec 202003 December 202010:00am - 12:00pm22David Jones