Detailed information about the course
Peer-Reviewing in Natural- and in Life Sciences: from Submission to Retraction
5 & 19 June 2020
Debora Zoia, CUSO MPS, UNIL
Markus Geisler, UNIFR
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.
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
- Theoretical introduction
- Discussion of examples
This course is designed for late PhDs who have little or no experience in peer-reviewing or editorial work.
University of Fribourg
Friday 5 June and 19 June, 2020
10h00 - 17h00
University of Fribourg, PER017, room 0.01
Chemin du Musée 18
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.
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).
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:
Doctoral Program in Ecology and Evolution
Department of Biology
University of Fribourg
Chemin du Musée 10
NO reimbursement of your meal expenses
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
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