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Title

Peer-Reviewing in Natural- and in Life Sciences: from Submission to Retraction

Dates

5 & 19 June 2020

Organizer(s)

Debora Zoia, CUSO MPS, UNIL

 

Speakers

Markus Geisler, UNIFR

 

Description

Aims

The ability to review research articles should be a core skill of every research scientist. With the growing number of manuscripts being submitted to scientific journals, editors are increasingly reliant on independent experts who can deliver fair and high-quality reviews in a timely fashion. In this intensive two days' workshop, PhD students will be given a detailed insight into the scholar peer-reviewing processes. Participants will learn how the peer-review process works, from submission to publication (and retraction). Practical issues (like benefits, requirements and time lines) are discussed. Moreover, recent problems but also exciting developments in peer reviewing are highlighted.

 

Objectives

Participants will learn:

- How the (Scholary) Peer-Review process works: from submission to publication (and retraction)

- Details about Theory, definitions, history, problems

- Review styles: pre-publication review vs. post-publication review

- Recent developments in (Scholary) Peer Review: improvement and criticism

- How to become/recruit a reviewer?

- What editors expect from a reviewer: criteria against which scientific articles should be evaluated

- The requirement for objective, constructive and balanced comments that will assist both editor and the author(s)

- The amount of time necessary for reviewing/editing a paper

- About Benefits

- About Intergrity of a review

- About Reasons for rejections, experience from rejections

- About Retractions

 

Tools

- Theoretical introduction

- Discussion of examples

 

REQUIREMENTS

This course is designed for late PhDs who have little or no experience in peer-reviewing or editorial work.

 

Location

University of Fribourg

Information

When?

Friday 5 June and 19 June, 2020

10h00 - 17h00

Where?

University of Fribourg, PER017, room 0.01

Chemin du Musée 18

1700 Fribourg

 

About the Trainer

Markus Geisler is a Group leader at the University of Fribourg and author of several (>80) publications. Moreover, he frequently acts as a reviewer for diverse scientific journals (including Science, Development, J. Mol. Biol., The Plant Cell, J. Exp. Bot., PLOS Genetics, PLOS One, ect.) and funding agencies.

Finally, he functions as Chief Editor of Frontiers in Plant Traffic and Transport and as an Editor for Springer (Transporters and pumps in plant signaling, Plant ABC Transporters).

 

The course is organized in collaboration with the CUSO doctoral programs in Ecology and Evolution (CUSO E&E), StarOmics (CUSO StarOmics) and Microbiology (CUSO Microbiology).

 

Expenses

Reimbursement:

 

PhD students of the DPEE are eligible for reimbursement of incurred travel expenses by train (half-fare card, and 2nd class). Please send the original tickets along with the reimbursement form to:

Marta Bellone 

Doctoral Program in Ecology and Evolution 

Department of Biology

University of Fribourg 

Chemin du Musée 10

CH-1700 Fribourg

 

NO reimbursement of your meal expenses

 

Registration

Priority is given to PhD students of the co-organising programs (each program has 5 places reserved)

 

To register, please use your myCUSO account!

 


Deadline for registration: 27 May 2020

 

Places

20

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