Reviewing a Scientific Manuscript

Course schedule

Dates Start time End time Location Coordinator registrations
13 June 2024
09:00 13:00 FORUM building, room B0214, Droevendaalsesteeg 2, Building 102, Wageningen Campus Wageningen Graduate Schools (WGS) 16 / 30 Apply
21 November 2024
09:00 13:00 T.B.A. on Wageningen Campus Wageningen Graduate Schools (WGS) 7 / 30 Apply

Course description

Peer review is an important step in the publishing process and scientific knowledge generation. This responsibility should be carried by scientists who publish papers. Indeed, reviewing scientific manuscripts is a responsibility of all in academia. However, as a young academic one very often does not know where to start and how to review a manuscript.

This half-day workshop gives insight in how to review a scientific manuscript and what possible issues may occur. Besides two lectures we will be having interactive sessions where challenges and examples of review will be discussed.

General Information

Target Group: PhD's and Postdocs
Group size: Max. 30 participants
Course duration: 1/2 day
Language: English
Credit points: 0,1 ECTS
Self-study hours 0
Name lecturers:

Marielos Peña Claros (Forest Ecology and Forest Management) and Ellen Fest  (WUR Library).


See course schedule


08.45  Registration and welcome
09.00  Peer review an introduction
09.45  The practice of scientific reviewing: a reviewer`s and editor`s narrative
10.30  Break
11.00  Discussion in groups
11.45  Plenary discussion on reviewing
13.00  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
€ 44
External fee: All other participants € 88


Cancellation condition (also in case of no-show)

You may cancel free of charge up to 1 month before the start of the course. After this date you will be charged the University fee ( € 44). 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.
  • 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 have to ask your supervisor/PI to send us an email indicating the reason for cancellation.

Note: If you would like to cancel your registration, ALWAYS inform us. Someone else may still be able to take your spot.


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