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How To Respond To Peer Review Comments?

Course in Journal Publication

How To Respond To Peer Review Comments?

Prof. Caven Mcloughlin - R Upskill Training Instructor Profile Image

Prof. Caven McloughlinPh.D., Professor, Kent State University, Ohio USA

Prof. Caven Mcloughlin - R Upskill Training Instructor Profile Image Prof. Caven Mcloughlin

Get expert strategies, detailed explanations, and handy resources to revise and resubmit your manuscript based on reviewer comments to maximize your chance of acceptance.

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6 hours 15 mins


6 pdf

video + text

Certificate on completion

Online, On-demand learning

Access on any device

9 modules

What you learn

How to approach peer review comments more confidently

How to respond to the common ‘revise and resubmit’ journal decision

Practical tips for revising your manuscript effectively

Understand what your journal editor expects of you

Responding to conflicting peer review comments

Looking at your manuscript as a whole, while making revisions

Things to remember before resubmission

Applying your understanding of the lectures through exercises and quizzes


Peer reviews are crucial to help you improve the quality of your work and best present your findings. The peer review process can be insightful yet frustrating, making the ability to address and respond to reviewer comments essential for publishing success.

Through this course, your instructor, with 20+ years of journal editing experience, will share proven strategies that will help you respond to peer reviewers more confidently. You will also get advice on how to understand editor expectations, with tips to effectively revise your paper, and a list of final checks before resubmission. By the end of the course, you will be able to improve your chances of acceptance in the journal of your choice.

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LECTURE 1 |Video

Understanding the journal's decision

45 mins

LECTURE 2 |Video

Things to remember before responding to reviewers’ comments

45 mins

LECTURE 3 |Video

Dealing with different types of review comments and revision requests

45 mins

LECTURE 4 |Video

Considering other aspects that matter

45 mins

LECTURE 5 |Video

A deeper look at peer reviewer comments

45 mins

LECTURE 6 |Video

Tying up loose ends before you resubmit

45 mins

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Instructor (1)

Prof. Caven Mcloughlin - R Upskill Training Instructor

Prof. Caven Mcloughlin

Ph.D., Professor, Kent State University, Ohio USA

5 courses by this instructor

Caven is a Professor of Psychology at Kent State University, Ohio. A qualified school psychologist, Caven works at Ohio’s largest school psychology preparation program and instructs students in early childhood school psychology. For over 25 years, he has been conducting federally funded training programs for interdisciplinary leadership personnel who work with toddlers, infants, and newborns. He…

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Review (1)

Madiha Amarjouf

Yes, I'm better prepared to face revise and resubmit decision, Thank you.