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Introducing Taylor & Francis Reviewer Training Programs

Excellence in Peer Review: Taylor & Francis Reviewer Training Network

Peer review plays a key role in the dissemination of scholarly research output, and at Taylor & Francis we work to establish and sustain the highest standards of peer review. A vital part of this means ensuring that reviewers have the right resources and skills to carry out their work efficiently and effectively.

Our new program ‘Excellence in Peer Review: Taylor & Francis Reviewer Training Network’ has recently been launched to support researchers in becoming more effective peer reviewers. This training network is aimed at giving clear practical advice to researchers to improve the quality of the reviews they provide, as well as introducing the key principles to those who are newer to the review process.

The training program is primarily being delivered through in-person workshops, with additional online resources expected in 2020. Once they have been part of a workshop, participants who are experienced enough to become reviewers and who would like further experience have the opportunity to be linked with journals within their subject area.

This journal linking is the unique follow-up that we are offering to participants in our training network, offering them an opportunity to try out and hone their skills as a reviewer on live manuscripts and receive some feedback. Following this feedback process, they will receive further certification as an experienced reviewer for the journal.

In-person training workshops: gaining in-depth understanding of peer review from multi perspectives

  • Peer review: process, value and challenges
  • Responsibilities and ethical guidelines for peer reviewers
  • Critical appraisal of articles
  • Writing a review report
  • Case studies and peer experience sharing
  • Next step: Getting experience as peer reviewer
  • Certification as a trained reviewer

Links with journals: providing peer review opportunities for participants

Participants with suitable experience will have the opportunity to gain experience as a reviewer on relevant journals. Through a process of experience and feedback, participants will become certified as experienced reviewers.

  • Linked to journals in suitable subject area
  • Details provided to the Editor
  • Invited as a reviewer for relevant articles
  • Receive feedback on 2 – 3 reviews
  • Certification as experienced reviewer

Who should participate?

  • Researchers who want to gain experience as peer reviewers, who have some experience of publishing as authors
  • Experienced peer reviewers who are looking to improve their skills

Upcoming training events

We’ll be sharing more information about upcoming events soon. Stay tuned.

Recent training events

  • 30th July 2019 – Wuhan – in partnership with the Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (ISTIC)
  • 2nd August 2019 – Beijing – in partnership with the Chinese Academy of Social Science Evaluation Studies (CASSES)
  • 9th September 2019 – Delhi – in partnership with Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC)

Read the highlights from our workshops in China and India.

Contacts

To get information about training in China contact Bing Zhang, Reviewer Engagement Editor.

For other information about reviewer training at Taylor & Francis contact Dr Diana Marshall, Head of Reviewer Programmes.

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