This essential peer review training course offers a blend of online learning and hands-on peer review experience.
Being invited as a peer reviewer by a journal amounts to being accepted as an expert in the field. It is a kind of recognition in itself to be known as a peer reviewer, and this can be a stepping stone for novice researchers. Apart from this, reviewers have the opportunity to be on top of new developments in their field and expand their knowledge. It is vital for an early career researcher to expand his/her network and becoming a peer reviewer offers a great opportunity to interact with journal editors and fellow researchers in the field. As a result, many early career researchers look forward to receiving peer review invitations.
Journal editors are always looking to expand their pool of peer reviewers. Moreover, many of them prefer to recruit early career researchers since they are more likely to accept invitations, have time to spend on reviewing, and are eager to prove themselves and thus likely to be thorough. Take advantage of this opportunity to strengthen your skillset and become a peer reviewer!
You can now learn from the best! This course has been curated by R Upskill experts, and the advanced version includes some valuable pointers from learned academics who have decades of experience as peer reviewers. Apart from the basics of peer reviewing, you can also gain perspectives on how expert research methodologists and statisticians approach peer reviews.
SPIE has partnered with CACTUS and its business brands (Editage, Impact Science, and Researcher.Life) to provide their authors with end-to-end expert support for specific needs throughout the research cycle and beyond.
Through CACTUS, SPIE authors have access to a range of English language editing, research promotion, and training services. All these services are designed to help authors meet their research publication and promotion needs and aid them to upskill and become peer reviewers.