Registration: How to review publications for peer-reviewed journals (writing professional reviews and make this a career tool) - advanced

Venue: will be announced
Time: 09.00 - ca. 17.00 h (incl. 1 h lunchbreak)
Trainer: Dr. Gunther Tress
Language: English
Participants: max. 20 persons
Credit Point: acknowledged with 0,25 CP for the doctoral training programme of RUB-RS Certificate


This workshop addresses researchers who would like to advance or build up their skills in reviewing publications for peer-reviewed journals. By changing roles from author to reviewer you can also identify benchmarks for high-impact journals in your research field. Becoming a reviewer could help to support your research career by raising your research repuation.


Course description: 

This course trains you to review manuscripts for international peer-reviewed journals. You learn all relevant steps in the peer-review process and will work on a paper from your research field. You will learn what editors expect from a reviewer and how to write a constructive review report that is helpful for the journal and the author.


Numerous hands-on, workshop tasks help you analyse papers of your choice and produce a review report. During the day, you will actively write a review report for a paper selected by you. Your review comments will remain strictly confidential. Learning to critically evaluate a paper well also sharpens up your own paper writing skills. 


What you learn?

  • How does peer-review work
  • What different types of review do exist
  • What are benefits and duties of reviewing
  • Review ethics
  • What do editors expect from reviewers
  • What criteria to use to review a paper
  • How to write a review report
  • How to become a reviewer
  • Why are papers rejected

Dr. Gunther Tress has worked as researcher and lecturer at various universities and research institutes in Europe for more than ten years. He specialises in peer-reviewed publishing, academic writing, scientific communication, and presentation skills. He has high-level experience as Editor of an international peer-reviewed journal published by Elsevier and an international book series for Springer. He also serves on the editorial boards of several journals and regularly reviews papers for international journals.

Date: 05.11.2019

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