School of Global Studies


Navigating peer review: challenges, responses and publishing

Monday 30 November 14:00 until 17:00
Online (Zoom)
Speaker: Dr Joanne Young, Scientific Editing Company
Part of the series: Research Staff Development Series


Navigating peer review: challenges, responses & publishing


Monday 30th November, 14:00-17:00


Online (Zoom)


Research staff and early-career academic faculty.


All researchers will encounter peer review during their career, both as an author and as an expert who has been asked to review the work of another. This online workshop will introduce researchers to the peer review system including the process, the complexities, the responsibilities of the author/ reviewer and how to get the most out of the experience.

An awareness and knowledge of the peer review system is important so that early career researchers know what to expect when they submit their first research paper for publication. Equally, understanding how to critically assess a research manuscript for quality, style, content, novelty and relevance gives researchers an insight into how cutting edge research is assessed and published. What should you look for in a manuscript? How can you optimise your chances of success as an author?

In this online workshop, participants will be introduced to the academic publishing and peer review system through short presentations, discussions and peer review exercises.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this workshop researchers will have:

  • an overview of the peer review process, author responsibilities and what to expect;
  • an understanding of how to conduct a peer review and provide constructive feedback;
  • completed a short peer review exercise using a simple workflow that they can apply to papers in their own field.


Dr Joanne Young, Scientific Editing Company

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By: Alexander Aghajanian
Last updated: Friday, 25 September 2020

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