Online course on peer review

Focus on Peer Review

For researchers in the natural sciences who are new to peer review or wish to refresh their skills

11 Nature Portfolio journal Editors and 2 active researchers

Free course - available to all users who register

3.5 hours of learning

10-minute bite-sized lessons

4-module course with certificate

About this course

‘Focus on Peer Review’ is a free online training course that will teach researchers the foundations of good peer review. Register for an account to access the course.

What you'll learn

  • The importance and responsibilities of peer reviewers
  • How to prepare a peer review report
  • Ethics and innovations in peer review

The course

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Your role as a peer reviewer

10 lessons 40m

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The peer review report

16 lessons 1h 10m

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Ethics in peer review

10 lessons 50m

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Variations and innovations in peer review

10 lessons 50m

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Developed with editors and experienced reviewers

This course has been created with 11 Nature Portfolio journal Editors as well as active researchers:

Andrea Aguilar

Publishing Manager, Researcher Training, Springer Nature

George Booth

Royal Society University Research Fellow, King’s College London

Natasha Bray

Associate Editor, Nature Reviews Neuroscience

Darren Burgess

Senior Editor, Nature Reviews Genetics

Elisa De Ranieri

Editor in Chief, Nature Communications

Kyle Legate

Team Manager and Senior Editor, Nature Communications

Federico Levi

Senior Editor, Nature Physics

Elizabeth Moylan

Former Senior Editor, Peer Review Strategy and Innovation, Springer Nature

Alicia Newton

Former Senior Editor, Nature Geoscience

David Rueda

Professor and Chair of Molecular and Cellular Medicine, Imperial College London

Bart Verberck

Regional Executive Editor, Springer Nature

Feedback from course users

This is a great overview of the peer review process...a thorough and, at the same time, concise explanation of how the reviewer should perform a paper review.

Research Fellow, United States

So brilliantly done ... content, videos, exercises to provide hands on training. Everything depicted clearly and so nicely.

Student, Pakistan

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Online course on peer review