The Peer Review: Best Practices to Provide a Productive Review

Date(s) - Wednesday, February 24, 2016
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

CUNY Graduate Center, room C198

Serving as a peer reviewer for a journal in your field can help to build your CV.  It can also provide you with insight into the scholarly publishing process, helping in turn to better your own writing. This workshop is designed to help individuals, both novice and experienced reviewers, to understand the process and how to provide a useful peer-review while making the peer-review process as efficient and productive as possible.   This workshop will consist of two components, the first part will focus on the peer review process (a step by step tutorial) and the second part will be an open discussion to ask questions about the process and to discuss personal experiences.  In addition, at least one case study will be presented for further discussion.

Please register to attend here.

Speakers will be:

Erin Bennett, Editor
Erin is the Editor-in-Chief of the Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology and an Adjunct Professor at the Great Lake Institute for Environmental Research at the University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada. He has over twenty years of experience in the subfield of environmental analytical chemistry, with emphasis on determining environmental levels of contaminants and developing green strategies to reduce toxicological effects and environmental loadings.

Melinda Paul, Publishing Editor, Springer
Melinda (Lindy) Paul manages a publishing program with a focus on environmental sciences.  Her program includes 10 journals and an active book program that covers interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary environmental research fields. Recently, the program emphasis has been on Open Access publishing for both books and journals. Lindy has been working with teams of editors to improve the quality, refine the publication process, and to offer support and guidance to those interested in developing publication skills.

Nathalia G. Holzman, Associate Professor
Nathalia G. Holtzman is an Associate Professor in the Biology Department at Queens College; CUNY. Her research focuses on the genetic basis of heart disease and aquatic toxicology, using zebrafish as a model organism.  She also serves as the Associate Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning. Nathalia has served on several NSF grant review panels and frequently reviews papers for a wide range of journals.


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