Three training sessions have been organized in China and India over the last two months, and they received positive responses from institution partners and researchers.
Our first training session was held in Wuhan on the 30th July in partnership with the Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (ISTIC), followed by another session in Beijing on the 2nd August in partnership with the Chinese Academy of Social Science Evaluation Studies (CASSES). Most recently, we gave another training session in Delhi on the 9th September in partnership with Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC). Participants not only listened to lectures, but throughout the training there was the opportunity to discuss, examine case studies and share knowledge. We also had the privilege of Dr. Lu Shan, Editor-in-Chief of Emerging Microbes and Infections, joining us for the session in Wuhan to share his experience of peer review from the perspective of the Editor-in-Chief. We are now in the process of facilitating the links to the journals for our first group of participants.
The theme of Peer Review Week 2019 emphasizes the importance of Quality in Peer Review. Editors, authors and, by extension, readers, all need to know that content which has been reviewed has been assessed to a high standard. We hope that this new training, and particularly the opportunity to receive hands-on experience and feedback, will support researchers from a wide variety of backgrounds in ensuring that they are able to provide high-quality feedback and assessment. Making the most of their research experience to further knowledge and understanding.