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Tue 15 Mar 2016
10:00 - 12:30

Venue: 16 Mill Lane, Office of Post-Doctoral Affairs, Eastwood Room

Provided by: Researcher Development Programme (RDP)


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How to Peer-Review Research Papers for Postdocs/Research Staff (Sciences)

Tue 15 Mar 2016


This course will help you to review research manuscripts more quickly and effectively.

By learning how to review research manuscripts for journals you will:

  • gain a core skill that every STEMM researcher should have
  • free up more time for your own research
  • develop a better understanding of how to write your own manuscripts
  • "But how long should you spend reviewing a manuscript? And what should you write in your review? Find out in this workshop with the results from a survey of 80 editors of international peer-reviewed journals."

Topics covered:

  • how the peer-review system works
  • about your responsibilities as reviewers
  • what editors expect in a review
  • 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.
Target audience

Postdoctoral Researchers/Research Staff in Science,Technology, Engineering, Medicine and Mathematics (STEMM) with little or no experience of reviewing manuscripts.
Further details regarding eligibility criteria are here


Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Tue 15 Mar 2016   10:00 - 12:30 10:00 - 12:30 16 Mill Lane, Office of Post-Doctoral Affairs, Eastwood Room map David T. Jones

Please see Course Description.


Workshop for a maximum of 30 participants A combination of lecturing, group exercises, discussions and hand-outs

About the presenter
  • Dr David T Jones is a research biologist specialising in soil and invertebrate ecology
  • After several postdoc contracts at the Natural History Museum and overseas, he is now a Research Associate at Imperial College London
  • Over the last twelve years David has also been teaching a range of transferable skills to PhD students, postdocs and university staff on courses organised by Vitae (funded by Research Councils UK) and the British Council

For more details, please email Researcher Development


2 hour session



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