Free online course on peer review

Understand peer review with our new online course.

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Sep 11, 2017

We are delighted to announce our new online course called ‘Focus on Peer Review’.

Whether you are new to peer review or want to brush up your knowledge, use the course to improve your peer review skills and receive a certificate. 

The course is available in time for Peer Review Week 2017, which takes place this week, 11-17 September. This annual global event celebrates the role that peer review plays in maintaining scientific quality. 

Free access

To access the ‘Focus on Peer Review’ course, simply register for free, or sign in if you already have an account.

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Free institution-wide access

Institutions can request free institution-wide access. As well as setting up your institution’s access, 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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The 'Focus on Peer Review' course

4 modules provide a comprehensive overview of peer review.

Real insight
The course features video interviews with Nature Research editors, such as Elisa De Ranieri, Senior Editor of Nature Energy, Federico Levi, Associate Editor of Nature Communications, and Alicia Newton, Senior Editor or Nature Geoscience - as well as with active researchers. 

The bitesize videos, posts, and activities make it easy to fit the course around your work. Sign in in whenever you have a few minutes to spare. Total course duration, including reflection time, is around 3 hours.

Complete 80% (or more) of the course and receive a certificate. You can download your certificate to keep or print off. 

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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Jenefer Thoroughgood over 1 year ago

This sounds like a great course.

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Sonam Gupta over 1 year ago

This is a good initiative

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Madhuri Gore 8 months ago

Sound great. We need it.