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Course Detail

RS004 - Academic Peer Review

This course is intended for those with little or no experience of performing peer review, and will promote discussion of its importance to a means of quality control for academic research in the sciences and social sciences, and why you should participate in it.

We will also discuss some general approaches in how it is applied to the publication process in journals and periodicals, and how you might participate in it. The course includes perspectives from journal editors and QMUL academic staff; a live discussion with experienced academics; and tips and a chance to apply them in a practice exercise.

Focus on: research funding - once per year, we shift the focus of peer review slightly from publishing to the evaluation of funding applications.


By the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the peer review process and why it is important
  • Hear from and discuss experiences of peer review with academics
  • Gain tips and advice to apply when undertaking peer review in future.

Provided by: Researcher Development


Date: Tuesday 12 November 2019

Venue: Queens E303 ME, Queens, Mile End

Time: 10:00 - 13:00


  • Dr E Groves
  • Dr R Martins