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High-Quality Peer Review: A Chief Editor’s perspective

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High-Quality Peer Review: A Chief Editor's Perspective

Panelists on a recent webinar in collaboration with LetPub and Dr Jeannette Vasquez-Vivar, Chief Editor of Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity, discussed what is the secret behind a successful peer review.


Peer review is an essential component of academic publishing, with researchers playing two critical roles within the process: 1) the author of the manuscript submitted for review, and 2) the reviewer evaluating the quality, validity, and novelty of the submitted research. Given the necessity and importance of peer review in publishing—and the direct impact researchers have on publication outcome—one may wonder: How can I ensure a constructive yet swift review process? How can I increase the quality in my own peer reviews?

An Editor’s Guide to Successful Peer Review

Dr. Jeannette Vasquez-Vivar, Editor-in-Chief of Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity, answers these questions and more in a free webinar entitled, An Editor’s Guide to Successful Peer Review. Produced in collaboration with Hindawi, this LetPub webinar provides you a behind-the-scenes view into journal editor expectations and best practices to help you develop and sharpen your own peer review skills.

Watch this exclusive webinar on LetPub’s Learning Nexus or directly via YouTube.

A Chief Editor Spotlight: Meet Dr. Jeannette Vasquez-Vivar

Dr. Vasquez-Vivar is a Professor in the Department of Biophysics at the Medical College of Wisconsin and Associate Director of the Redox Biology Program. Dr. Vasquez-Vivar's long-standing research interest is in the redox mechanisms of disease and methodologies to quantify reactive nitrogen and oxygen species. She has served on several National Institute of Health and American Heart Association review panels as well as journal editorial boards. Dr. Vasquez-Vivar’s scientific contributions include describing the role of cofactor tetrahydrobiopterin, reduced and oxidized, in endothelial and neuronal nitric oxide synthase uncoupling.

Explore Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity

Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity is a unique, peer-reviewed journal that publishes original research and review articles dealing with the cellular and molecular pathophysiological mechanisms of oxidants in health and disease. Published by Hindawi, this journal is an important source of information and knowledge in today’s cancer, cardiovascular, immunology, and neuroscience scientific literature, and serves as an international forum for the scientific community worldwide to translate pioneering “bench to bedside” research into clinical strategies.


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