Reviewing a Scientific Paper

Course schedule

Dates Start time End time Location Coordinator registrations
13/03/2019 09:00 13:00 Forum - C0107 Linda Overeem 14 / 30 Apply

Course description

WGS organises a number of scientific writing and publishing courses. One aspect of scientific publishing that so far has not been addressed the reviewing of a scientific paper. Reviewing scientific papers is an responsibility of all in academia and therefore it is relevant to obtain insight in the aspects of reviewing scientific papers.
This afternoon workshop gives insight in how to review a scientific paper and possible issues that may occur.

General Information

Target Group: PhD's and Postdocs
Group size: Max. 30 participants
Course duration: 09.00 - 13.00 pm or 13.00 - 17.00 pm
Language: English
Credit points: 0,1 ECTS
Self-study hours 0
Name lecturers: Ellen Fest (Wageningen UR Library), Marielos Pena Claros (Forest Ecology and Forest Management) and Claudius van de Vijver (graduate school PE&RC)
Venue: March 13, 2019 in the morning: 09:00-13:00 in Forum C0107


08.45 / 12.45 Registration and welcome
09.00 / 13.00 Peer review an introduction
09.45 / 13.45 The practice of scientific reviewing: a reviewer`s and editor`s narrative
10.30 / 14.30 Tea/coffee  
11.00 / 15.00 Discussion in groups
11.45 / 15.45 Plenary discussion on reviewing
13.00 / 17.00 End


Reduced fee:

  • PhD candidates of Wageningen University with an approved Training and Supervision Plan (TSP)
  • Postdocs of Wageningen University, who are registered at one of the WU graduate schools

€ 0

  • University fee:
  • All other PhD candidates
  • Postdocs of Wageningen University, who are not registered at one of the WU graduate schools
  • Academic staff of Wageningen University, who are registered at one of the WU graduate schools
€ 40
External fee: All other participants € 80

Cancellation condition

You may cancel free of charge up to four weeks before the start of the course. After this date you will be charged the University fee. Unless:

  • You can find someone to replace you in the course and supply the course coordinator with the name and contact information of your replacement.
    In this case you will be charged the reduced fee.
  • You (PhDs and postdocs of Wageningen University) have a valid reason to cancel (illness or death in the family 1st or 2nd degree).
    In this case you will be charged the reduced fee and your supervisor/PI must send a mail indicating the reason for cancellation.


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