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BioMed Central: Beginner’s guide to peer review
3-part series of blog posts
A series of blog posts on peer review that cover: how to decide whether to accept an invitation to peer review, how to begin the peer review process and how to write a good peer review report. Has pretty much the same information as the longer training resources, but quicker to read if all you need are the basics.
Canadian Science Publishing: How to Write a Scientific Peer Review: A Guide for the New Reviewer
A nicely written piece by plant biologist Erin Zimmerman, with insight from Dr. Patrick Herendeen (Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Plant Sciences). covering what to consider when agreeing a review, the critical areas of a paper to focus on, how to frame them in a review, making a recommendation, and ethics.
Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology: An introduction to peer review
An article by Lakshmi Narayana Yaddanapudi and Sandhya Yaddanapudi presents a reasonably thorough, if brief, look at five key areas of reviewing. Also contains some useful references to full text articles, which can be followed to learn more about the topiocs covered in the article itself.
Publons: How to critically evaluate a manuscript: 12 questions you should always ask yourself
This is essentially an ‘advertisement’ for the Publons Academy, but in itself it forms a handy checklist for those new to peer review, and sets out questions that we should all ask ourselves whenever we are invited to review another researchers work.