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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 open to Research Staff.


This session is delivered by a member of the Research Staff 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".

"It gave me a clearer idea of the expectations of me as a reviewer and the techniques are really helpful in effectively and efficiently reviewing".

"The discussion and overview were really useful.

Chris Wood and colleagues were very helpful in answering questions".

Before the course:

No preparation is required for this course.

Learning provider:

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

08/02/2018 Streatham: Old Library Training Room 4 (Professional Development Suite) 10:00 12:30 Free Christopher Wood 15

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