How to be an Effective Peer Reviewer


Peer reviewing is an essential part of scientists’ lives. Learning how to write effective reviews will help you as a peer reviewer, and can also improve your own writing and responses to reviewers. Here, Prof. Laura Falkenberg, Raelyn Cole Editorial Fellow, will share what she has learnt about peer review from her time at Limnology and Oceanography: Letters. The event will begin with a presentation in which Laura will introduce peer review and how it is used by editors, and then describe how to conduct a relevant review in terms of the recommended decision, appropriate length, evaluated entities, and use of descriptive language. The presentation will be followed by a question and answer session.


Laura Falkenberg
Assistant Professor
School of Life Sciences
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China


Prof. Falkenberg was selected as the first Raelyn Cole Editorial Fellow (RCEF) and has been working with the Editor-in-Chief and editorial team at Limnology and Oceanography: Letters since 2017. L&O: Letters is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published under the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO).

While balancing her research career and role as a RCEF, she has found unique insights and experiences through her interactions with editors and publishers, as well as with the wider community, accelerating her development as a mentor to other researchers and collaborators.

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