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Researcher Development : Peer Reviewing



Education and Research


Education and Research

About this course:

Peer reviewing is an integral part of academic practice, but it can be fraught with conflicts and issues.

This course will critically evaluate your role as a peer reviewer.

We will look at what the reviewer has to do and what they should be considering when fairly reviewing a paper.

By examining a number of 'check-lists' we will also propose a structured approach to addressing the needs of both the authors of the paper and the editor of the journal.

Learning outcomes:

As a result of attending this course, you will be able to:.

- Understand the role of the reviewer in the peer-review process.

- Gain an appreciation of the many roles that the peer-reviewer has to fulfil.

- Understand the tasks involved in peer-reviewing and ensure that you can fulfil these in a fair manner and with ease.

- Participate in some review 'case studies' to gain confidence in the process.

Who should attend this course:

This course is recommended for Research Staff.


This session is delivered by staff from the Researcher Development team.

What previous participants have said about the course:

"The guidelines and the checklist were really useful, as was the listening to the experience of others" Research Only Staff in the Life and Environmental Sciences.

Before the course:

No preparation is required for this course.

Learning provider:

This course is administered by Researcher Development; please contact for more details.

29/06/2018 Streatham: Old Library Training Room 4 (Professional Development Suite) 13:00 15:30 Free Christopher Wood 25

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