Quality and Peer Review USA online workshop

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Quality and Peer Review USA

Find out about peer review.
Debate challenges to the system.
Discuss the role of peer review for scientists and the public.

We are hosting a Quality and Peer Review online workshop for PhD students, postdocs and early career professionals in the USA on Friday 4 December (9:30 AM EST/2:30pm EST). This workshop is free and for STEM and social sciences early career researchers (PhD students, post-docs or equivalent in your first job) and clinical trainees/professionals in your first job. There will be opportunities to put your questions to experienced reviewers, journal editors and publishers. Learn more and apply now.

The free Quality and Peer Review workshop will explore how peer review works, how to get involved, the challenges to the system, and the role of peer review in helping the public to evaluate research claims. A diverse range of topics may come up. Should peer review detect plagiarism, bias and fraud? What does peer review do for science and what does the scientific community want it to do for them? Should reviewers remain anonymous? Does it illuminate good ideas or shut them down? Get involved and apply for your free spot at the workshop today to discuss the answers to all these questions and more.

Our fantastic speakers:

  • Dr Bahar Mehmani, reviewer experience lead, Elsevier
  • Prof Neil H Shubin, associate editor, PNAS, and professor of organismal biology and anatomy, University of Chicago
  • Dr Jana Kainerstorfer, early career advisory board, APL Photonics, and associate professor of biomedical engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Dr Oceana Puananilei Francis, associate professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering/Sea Grant College Program, University of Hawai’i at Manoa

Apply now for your free place on the online Quality and Peer Review online workshop.

Apply for a FREE place by 12:00pm EST (5:00pm GMT) on Monday 23 November

For more information contact Dr Hamid Khan, senior partnerships coordinator

Published: 17 March 2017, Updated: 13 November 2020