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  • You, Too, Can Peer Review! A Guide for Contributing to the Peer Review Process

    Tuesday, March 7, 2017 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    The New York Academy of Sciences

    Presented by Science Alliance

      • Registration Closed

    Becoming a successful scientist requires building a portfolio of credentials, including validation of your work by the scientific community as part of the peer-reviewed publication process. The peer-review process helps to ensure the rigorous standards of the scientific process are not compromised, allowing future research to build upon a solid foundation. Reviewers volunteer their time to read and evaluate manuscripts based on the requirements of the journal, and the quality, completeness, accuracy, and overall contribution of the work towards the advancement of research. The main task of a reviewer is to provide feedback on the article and the research presented, suggest improvements or alternative experiments (or hypotheses), and make recommendations to the editor about whether to accept, reject, or request changes to the article. The peer-review process relies on a reciprocal relationship between author and reviewer; however, most new authors do not receive formal training on the review process, resulting in an imbalance of the number of authors compared to active reviewers.

    In this workshop, experts from Elsevier will provide effective strategies for becoming a reviewer and evaluating manuscripts. Participants will also have the opportunity to participate in an interactive, hands-on review session with peers, to replicate the review process of an already accepted manuscript. The participants will review the original version of the paper and compare their comments with the actual feedback received by the authors and the published version of the paper. At the completion of the workshop, participants will be armed with the knowledge to successfully participate in the peer review process and contribute to the scientific community, while advancing their own career.

    Graduate students, postdocs, and junior faculty will all benefit from attending this event.

    Webinar will be available for the first part of this event.

    Registration Pricing

    Member $0
    Member (Student / Postdoc / Resident / Fellow) $0
    Nonmember $40
    Nonmember (Student / Postdoc / Resident / Fellow) $30

    This event will also be broadcast as a webinar; registration is required.

    Please note: Transmission of presentations via the webinar is subject to individual consent by the speakers. Therefore, we cannot guarantee that every speaker's presentation will be broadcast in full via the webinar. To access all speakers' presentations in full, we invite you to attend the live event in New York City where possible.

    Webinar Pricing

    Member $0
    Member (Student / Postdoc / Resident / Fellow) $0
    Nonmember $15
    Nonmember (Student / Postdoc / Resident / Fellow) $10