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Webinar: Foundations of peer review

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Webinar: Foundations of peer review

If you’re thinking of writing your first peer review, or you’re looking for a refresher, this webinar will give you the skills and confidence you need to provide constructive feedback to your peers.

Peer review is an essential task that underpins scientific research. It speaks to its validity, its robustness, and the practice of science as a whole. But writing your first review can often seem a daunting task.

For early career researchers it can be difficult to know when you are ready, that you have the knowledge, and that you too can play an important role in your field. How can you ensure you give constructive feedback? How do you manage reviewing the research of someone more senior than yourself? And how do you know it will help them improve their paper?

On September 14th at 9am EST/2pm BST, join Professor Ashleigh Fletcher, Chief Editor of Adsorption Science & Technology and Charlie Kelner, Senior Researcher Engagement Manager, Hindawi to guide us through the essentials of peer review in a free webinar hosted in collaboration with LetPub.

This webinar will break down the approach to writing a peer review. It will give you the confidence to know you are ready and will help ensure your reviews are meaningful, actionable, and will ultimately improve the quality of research outputs of your field. We will cover:

  • Having the confidence to peer review 
  • How you get invited to review 
  • Managing differences in seniority
  • Structuring your peer review clearly 
  • Providing constructive criticism
  • How to critique on originality, validity, ethics, and more
  • And when to refuse to review

You will receive a certificate of attendance and a complimentary reviewer checklist after the session.

Reserve your spot >>

About the speakers

Prof Ashleigh Fletcher is a Professor in the Department of Chemical and Process Engineering at the University of Strathclyde, researching adsorption systems.  Prof Fletcher has worked at Strathclyde for the past 14 years, firstly as a newly appointed Lecturer in 2008 from when she established her own research group, through promotion to Senior Lecturer in 2015 and Professor in 2020, and s second PhD in Chemical Engineering pedagogy ion 2020. Prior to joining Strathclyde, Prof Fletcher gained her first PhD and 8 years postdoctoral experience in the Northern Carbon Research Laboratories at Newcastle University, building on her first degree in Chemistry from the University of Durham. She is a Research Leader Fellow in the Hydro Nation Chair Programme and became Chief Editor of Adsorption Science and Technology in 2020.

Charlotte (Charlie) Kelner is a Senior Research Engagement Manager at Hindawi, with a focus on helping reviewers have the best experience possible, and on developing ways that Hindawi can ensure the best results for all who are involved in the peer review process.

This blog post is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY). Illustration by David Jury.

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