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Workshop Recommendation: Peer Review Excellence, Oct. 5

An invitation to join us in an online peer review workshop

Only 30 spots left – Register Today!

Peer review is a critical component of the scientific process. When completed properly by dedicated and competent reviewers, it helps to safeguard the quality, validity, authority, and rigor of academic work.

To help provide the next generation of peer reviewers with the skills they need, we have created the first peer review training program, designed specifically for researchers in the physical sciences.

You are invited to a free interactive online workshop focusing on peer review in materials engineering, co-chaired by Professor Aklesh Lakhtakia, Pennsylvania State University.

Date: October 5, 2020
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. EST

What will you learn in this peer review workshop?
Our unique interactive workshop, co-delivered by Professor Lakhtakia, will enhance your ability and skills to review with confidence. You will be given guidance throughout the workshop and will work towards writing a review of a short manuscript with support from an IOP Publishing peer review editor.

Workshop duration:
The online workshop will run for 3 hours

Key focus:
• Peer review fundamentals
• Models of peer review
• How to become a peer reviewer
• What to look out for
• How to write an excellent reviewer report
• Ethical issues in peer review

Become an IOP Trusted Reviewer
On successfully completing this workshop, you will have the opportunity to achieve IOP Trusted Reviewer status by submitting your reviewer report, as graded by our experienced editors. IOP Trusted Reviewer status will indicate that you have reached a high level of peer review competence and the ability to critique scientific literature to a high standard.

We are looking forward to welcoming you at the workshop.

Please feel free to forward the invitation to any of your colleagues that will find this workshop of interest to them.

Professor Aklesh Lakhtakia
Pennsylvania State University
Laura Feetham
Reviewer Engagement Manager IOP Publishing