Available from Nature Research Academies: workshops in Being An Effective Peer Reviewer. Nature Research Academies is a series of training workshops for researchers, developed by Nature Research.
Peer review is an essential component in academic publishing. It not only helps determine what should be published but also helps improve what is published so the research is more useful for the field. However, many researchers do not receive training on how to be an effective peer reviewer. Therefore, younger post-docs and faculty may hesitate to accept a reviewer invitation because they do not have the confidence to do it well. For those that do accept, a poor reviewer report can reflect poorly on their reputation in the field.
Nature Research Academies has developed this peer reviewer academy aims to give researchers the skills and confidence to be effective reviewers. To increase interaction and stimulate discussion, this academy is limited to 30 participants.