Mini-Mini-Journal Review Bootcamp

Wednesday, September 14, 2022, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT

Peer review has been identified as a critical element of the publication process. (JF Polak, 1995). However, the continued growth of scientific submissions puts an increasing burden on the demand for peer review (M. Kovanis etal., 2016). Reviewer fatigue has become evident in trying to meet the review demands(C. Fox et al., 2017). It is therefore critical that new manuscript reviewers are trained to add diversity to the mix of reviewers and increase the number of skilled reviewers to reduce the burden and control burnout of current reviewers.

Reviewer development and mentorship comes in many forms. The intent of this workshop is to mentor individuals interested in developing or enhancing their knowledge and skill set related to reviewing research manuscripts. This 2 part workshop series will support individuals who are interested in developing knowledge and skills to review research manuscripts. Participants will review a  manuscript using a review checklist to support their learning.


Learning objectives:

  1. Discuss the peer review process as a reviewer.
  2. Identify a reviewer’s checklist used when reviewing a manuscript.
  3. Demonstrate review skills via a journal article review exercise.
  4. Identify ways to become a journal reviewer.