Are you an Early Career Researcher interested in receiving an introduction into the sphere of the publishing process?
Peer review is at the very heart of research, and the offering of much-valued constructive criticism is fundamental to the emergence of an improved final publication.
Establishing yourself as a peer reviewer in the early stages of your career can be daunting, and even with high demand for peer reviewers in the field of neurodegenerative disease, coming across these opportunities isn't always straightforward.
To provide a vital bridge between the journal's editorial board and researchers interested in engaging with the peer review process, we proudly launched our ECR Peer Reviewer Panel as part of last year's Peer Review Week.
Participants are guided towards a set of useful, free resources and masterclasses designed to help understand the importance of peer reviewers to research publication, as well as learn what makes a comprehensive peer review report. At this point, they are then encouraged to sign up for hands-on experience reviewing relevant manuscripts to their areas of expertise under consideration with Alzheimer's Research & Therapy.
Affectionately known as 'Reviewer School' by our Editorial Board, the panel has now helped over 120 junior researcher establish themselves as trusted peer reviewers, many of whom have gone on to provide comments for Alzheimer's Research & Therapy along with other journals.