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Peer Review Process: A Step By Step Guide

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Peer Review Process: A Step By Step Guide

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The all-in-one resource that helps you understand the different types of peer review and how the process works, so you know what to expect and how to navigate this critical stage in the submission process.

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45 mins



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3 modules

What you learn

The purpose and importance of peer review

The different types of peer reviews

How the peer review process works

The limitations and future of peer review


The peer review, conducted by one or more experts in the relevant field, is a critical stage in the publishing journey for all researchers. It is designed to assess the quality, the validity and the originality of the manuscripts submitted for journal publication. To prepare for it, you need to anticipate all kinds of questions and queries on your findings and keep your rationales and arguments handy.

In this course, you will learn the objectives and importance of a peer review. You will also learn about the different kinds of peer reviews and how the entire process works. By the end of the course, you will understand the way ahead for peer reviews as well as possible limitations to watch out for to help you successfully navigate this important stage.

Course Narrator:

Harold Swindall, Academic Trainer Hal Swindall holds a master's in English and a PhD in comparative literature. For 25 years, he has taught, edited, and researched in East Asia besides scholarly visits to Europe. Presently he works as an English teacher trainer at the University of Malaya in Malaysia, mainly teaching academic writing and research to graduates and supervising TESL theses. Hal has also designed and conducted English academic writing workshops for non-native English speakers, and is performing mixed-method research in this area. Besides all that, he has 25 years of experience in a variety of editing and has helped many scholars publish in major journals. He believes in giving every aspiring researcher the attention and help they need to realize their goals. Hal's languages include French and Italian, besides Chinese, and he has published on such wide-ranging topics as Buddhist art and Chinese poetry, but his dissertation research was on late nineteenth-century artistic prose.

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LECTURE 1 |Video

Course video

20 mins


Check your understanding

10 mins

LECTURE 3 |Document/Slides

Further reading

15 mins

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Reviews (6)

Gelli Abando

I really love this module. Since I am new to peer reviewing ideas, it really helps me a lot.

Ayaka Lura

Thank you. now I have been doing some peer review. It is much helpful for me!!

Jenita Maria Teresa J.

waw awesome experience,specially i liked the crispy content.

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