Journal Editing in Health Sciences
Scientists review articles and handle manuscript peer reviews, and thus contribute to what is published in scientific journals. To support high-quality peer review, they need to understand the editorial decision-making processes. This course offers theoretical background and practical training in evaluating manuscripts. Participants will learn to make responsible decisions as editors and reviewers, at all stages of peer-review. The course is composed of interactive lectures, single studies, and supervised group work with real-world examples from an interdisciplinary public health journal. Participants will perform a wide range of hands-on exercises taking on the roles of editors-in-chief, manuscript handling editors, and reviewers.
- The course concentrates on the tasks and responsibilities of editors. It prepares for an appointment as associate editor. Participants will learn
- To pre-screen, peer-review and decide on manuscripts
- To evaluate revisions and point-by-point responses
- To communicate decisions to authors and editors
- Best practice guidelines, and how to handle misconduct
- New trends in peer-review and scientific publishing
- Editorial strategies
Details and registration
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This course includes aspects of the domain “Knowledge & Scientific”.