21 Oct 2022

Sense about Science "Quality and Peer Review Workshop" in Glasgow

This event will take place on December 2nd

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Sense about Science is running a 'Quality and Peer Review' workshop on Friday 2nd December 2022 hosted at Glasgow Caledonian University. This half-day workshop will run from 14:30 - 17:00 and is free and for STEM and social sciences early career researchers (PhD students, post-docs or equivalent in your first job) and clinical trainees/professionals in your first job. There will be opportunities to put your questions to experienced reviewers, journal editors and publishers.

The workshop will explore how peer review works, how to get involved, the challenges to the system, and the role of peer review in helping the public to evaluate research claims. Should peer review detect plagiarism, bias and fraud? What does peer review do for science and what does the scientific community want it to do for them? Should reviewers remain anonymous? Does it illuminate good ideas or shut them down?

Complete this form to apply for a free place. 
For more details, email Anika at [email protected]

Application deadline: 17:00, 7th November 2022

They are also still welcoming recommendations for panellists for the workshop to fulfil the following roles: 

  • Academic editor: Presentation on their role as an editor. What happens inside the black box of peer review? How do they select reviewers and make decisions on papers? How do they address bias and conflicts of interest? 
  • Scientist peer reviewer: Presentation on their experiences of being a reviewer and having their papers reviewed. What did the process involve? What motivates them to review? What makes a good peer review? 
  • ECR peer reviewer: how did they get started, what barriers did they face and how did they overcome them? 

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