New course: Focus on Peer Review. Coming soon!

Understand peer review with our new online course - launching in September 2017.

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Aug 18, 2017

New to peer review or want to brush up your skills?

Look out for our new course all about peer review. We’ll be launching the course in September, in time for Peer Review Week 2017 (11-17 September 2017).

Free access

The Focus on Peer Review course will be free for everyone who is registered to the Nature Masterclasses website. If you’re new to the site, register for free now

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Institutions are welcome to contact us for free institution-wide access to the course. We can provide promotional resources to help you drive awareness of the course and usage reports to help you track the uptake from your researchers. 

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About the peer review course:


‘Focus on Peer Review’ will give a comprehensive overview of the importance and responsibilities of peer reviewers, how to prepare a peer review report, the ethics of peer review, and innovations in different types of peer review.

Real insight

The course will feature video interviews with editors from the Nature journals, as well as active researchers, who will share their own experiences of peer review. 


The course will be made up of 4 modules. It will contain 1-5 minute videos offering insightful advice, short text posts covering key points, and interactive activities to help consolidate learning. 

The course will be flexible to your needs - you will be able to work through in a single sitting, or use it as a ‘dip in and out’ reference resource. Total course duration, including reflection time, will be around 3 hours.

Other online courses from Nature Masterclasses:

Our Scientific Writing and Publishing course covers the entire scientific publishing process, from writing a paper to publication, and aims to help researchers turn great science into great papers. The course is accessible with an institutional or departmental subscription. Institutions can get in touch here to request a free trial and a quote. 

We also offer a Free Sample of the Scientific Writing and Publishing course, which can be accessed by registering for free on our website. 

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Claire Hodge

Marketing Manager, Nature Masterclasses & Editing, Springer Nature

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Yewande Ajao almost 2 years ago

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Andra Bates almost 2 years ago

This will be very helpful.