WIAS Course Survival Guide to Peer Review
|Dates||Start time||End time||Coordinator||registrations
|21 June 2019||WIAS||8 / 20||Registration ended at 18/06/2019|
Target Group The workshop is aimed at graduate research students and post-docs who are planning or have submitted a manuscript to a peer-reviewed journal. This workshop is most useful to researchers who are beginning to publish peer-reviewed research. The course is useful for scientists across all disciplines.
Group Size 15-20 participants
Course duration 1 full day (9 am to 5 pm)
Language English (German possible if desired)
Name lecturer Professor Ulrike Müller, California State University Fresno
Venue All participants receive a message about the course location a few weeks before the start date of the course
The course will be structured like a workshop with short lectures on the role, process, and practices of peer review punctuating group and individual tasks (such as preparing a reply to reviewer comments), and discussions of best practices, current trends, misconceptions and common fallacies when preparing a response. We will develop strategies to prepare a strong and constructive reply to reviewer comments. Be prepared to talk about your research with other workshop participants.
By the end of this workshop, you should be able to:
• differentiate between fundamental criticisms that recognize true shortcomings in your science and comments that indicate fundamental misunderstandings of your manuscript by the reviewer
• formulate succinct, strong, and constructive responses to reviewer comments
• anticipate reviewer concerns before you submit your manuscript for peer review
• restructure & formulate sentences to increase their clarity and strengthen their message
• effectively use and provide peer feedback to quickly prepare strong responses to reviewers