How to be an effective reviewer - Author Services

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How to be an effective reviewer

Our peer review white paper, Peer review: a global view, uncovered a significant desire for more training. Over 50% of respondents who have already reviewed papers said that they had never attended a workshop or formal training on peer review but that they would like to. This rises to over 60% among those who have authored articles but have not yet reviewed.

In response, we’ve developed an interactive workshop, ‘How to be an effective reviewer’, which helps demystify the process for those just starting out and gives experienced reviewers tips to hone their skills. Drawing on insights from our editors and in-house experts, the session covers:

  • What is peer review and what are its aims and benefits?
  • The different types of peer review and why you should consider being a reviewer
  • Hints and tips on getting your review right
  • An overview of online peer review systems
  • Ethics in peer review

A practical element to the session also allows participants to apply what they’ve learnt.

A number of these workshops have already taken place, receiving very positive feedback:

 “Thank you so much for Friday’s fantastic morning. The feedback has been excellent – for all aspects of the presentation … the whole process of peer review was made so much clearer, including for those of us who have reviewed for years.”
Professor Jacqueline Stevenson, Head of Research, Sheffield Institute of Education

“A very well prepared and organized session. The content was very clearly explained. I really enjoyed learning more about the peer review process, and enjoyed the practical activity at the end as well.”
RHD Student, University of Queensland

Would you like the Taylor & Francis team to run one of these workshops at your institution? Please contact us for further details.