How to Deal with Peer Review in Academic Publishing

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Type: 
Workshop
Date: 
October 23, 2019
Subject Fields: 
Social Sciences, Humanities

Title: How to deal with peer review in academic publishing

Instructor: Alireza Salehi Nejad

Target audience: Early Career Researchers, Reviewers, Editors

Date: Wednesday, 23 Oct – 8:30 AM

Duration: 90-120 mins

Type of workshop: Professional, Practical

Level: All levels

Venue: Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran

Description:

In recognition of the Peer Review Week and Media and Information Literacy Week 2019, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences organizes “How to Deal with Peer-Review in Academic Publishing” on Wednesday, 23 Oct 2019.

Going through the peer review process can be very challenging; particularly, when one has invested so much time in their manuscript and a reviewer thinks it needs more work. This workshop aims to provide some useful advice on how to deal with the reviewer comments and keep the submission moving smoothly through the publishing process. In this workshop, you will be familiarized with the initial steps you should take, and the correct tone and language to use in your response letter. In addition, this workshop intends to help you to see your manuscript through the eyes of an editor and reviewer; hence, you can spot any shortfalls or mistakes prior to submitting the manuscript. Ultimately, this workshop facilitates leveling the playing field by revealing what an editor really wants.

Topics & Learning Outcomes:

  • The purpose, process, and responsibilities in peer review
  • Types of peer review
  • Recent developments in peer review
  • How a manuscript is reviewed
  • Evaluating methodology
  • Detecting research misconduct
  • How reviewers should provide constructive criticism and meaningful feedback to authors and editors
  • Types of revision
  • Examples of constructive feedback
  • Responding to reviewers’ comments
  • How to become a reviewer

 

About the instructor: Alireza Salehi Nejad is a researcher at Cyberspace Research Policy Center, University of Tehran, and has extensively collaborated with numerous academic publishers - notably SAGE Publications, Elsevier, Cambridge University Press, Canadian Center of Science & Education, Springer Nature - and scholarly journals as an editorial board member and reviewer. By the same token, Alireza is recognized as the Top Reviewer in Social Sciences by Publons and received the Sentinel of Science Award in 2016, and the Excellent Reviewer Award in 2017.