A PHD PROGRAM OF THE FACULTY OF MEDICINE · UNIVERSITY OF BASEL

Journal editing (Walking in the Editors’ Shoes)

Journal Editing in Health Sciences

— Update —

From 2021, this course will be offered by SSPH+, the official partner of PPHS.
All information can now be found here.

Description

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

Find details about this course and a link to the registration here.

Minimal Standards

This course includes aspects of the domain “Knowledge & Scientific”.

Dates

29 October – 29 November

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