[Publishing Seminar] Peer Review: Basics and Benefits (by Wiley)



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Peer review is a fundamental pillar of the journal publication process: it is the primary way in which the vast majority of journals assess and select content for publication. Understanding how it contributes to the research publication process is integral to early researchers' careers and their active involvement in the larger research community. This seminar will help post-graduate students and early-career researchers learn the fundamentals of peer review and understand its implication on how a manuscript is assessed and distributed.

This talk will cover the peer review process from the moment a manuscript is submitted to its acceptance. It highlights the benefits and challenges of peer review for the author, editor, and reviewer, as well as the developments that maintain and improve the rigor and efficiency of this essential process.

  • Learn the fundamentals of peer review
  • Understand the mechanics of the peer review process, how editors perform review, and how a decision is made after peer review
  • Understand the challenges and benefits of peer review for author, editor and reviewer
  • Hear about current trends to give reviewers greater recognition
Date : 23 May 2017 (Tue)
Time : 3:00 - 4:00pm
Venue : Learning Lab 1, 3/F, Library
Speaker : Mr. James W. Murphy (Director, Research and Professional, Wiley)
Registration : Please click on this link for registration.

About the Speaker


Based in Beijing, James leads Wiley's scientific, technical, medical and scholarly publishing activities in Greater China. This includes publishing peer reviewed English-language journals for the global market on the behalf of academic societies and research institutes, as well as driving Chinese authorship for Wiley's global portfolio of journals, books, and other online content. He is a member of Wiley’s Intellectual Property Group, which advises on best practice for retractions and ethics issues for Wiley’s partner journals. He also speaks regularly on subjects related to paper submission techniques, peer review, open access and publishing ethics.

James has an M.B.A. from the University of Southern California and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Oregon with a B.A. in East Asian Languages and Literatures.

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