Learning how to review academic manuscripts is an important part of training in epidemiology. Getting involved in the peer review process is an excellent way to apply the skills you’ve learned in your coursework and thesis research. It can also help improve your own scientific writing. However, we recognize it can be challenging to find opportunities to participate in the peer review process as a student or postdoc.
For this reason, SPC is thrilled to partner with two of the top journals in the field, Epidemiology and the American Journal of Epidemiology (AJE), to try and increase opportunities for SPC members to participate in the peer review process. SPC members will have the opportunity to be added to a database of potential reviewers (at either or both journals). Editors at Epidemiology and AJE will have access to this database and may choose to assign an SPC reviewer to a manuscript being sent for peer review. Though registration does not guarantee a review opportunity (as reviewer selection depends on topic area and other considerations), both journals are excited to involve first-time reviewers and are committed to making this an accessible, positive experience for early career epidemiologists.
If you would like to participate in this program, please click above to fill out a form indicating your interest. A follow up email will be sent with further information, including steps for registering with the journal(s) of your choice.
P.S. SPC members who would like to learn more about the ins and outs of conducting a high-quality peer-review can check out the SERexperts recording, “Peer Review 101 for students and postdocs”, here.