Capacity Building

Capacity Building

Mentoring

One of the most important aspects of SRHM’s editorial policy is to provide support to authors whose papers have valuable and cutting edge information to share but which need editing and revision to reach the standard required for peer review publication. This often consists of giving detailed suggestions on how to improve a paper prior to peer review. Following review, the editor offers additional detailed comments that focus on the language, structure and/or organisation of a paper as well as content. After finalisation by the authors and acceptance, detailed copy editing is carried out. This mentoring policy has served to support a large pool of authors and it has been particularly important for authors from Global South countries.

Through its capacity building activities SRHM aims to support the development of a stronger and more diverse cadre of researchers, program and policy makers, service delivery providers who publish, disseminate and use rights and evidence based knowledge in the field of SRHR.

Training

Peer Review: The nuts and bolts workshop
Glasgow Caledonian University
Friday, 18th October: 2pm to 5pm

Find out about peer review.
Debate challenges to the system.
Discuss the role of peer review for scientists and the public.

Peer review: the nuts and bolts is a free half-day workshop for early career researchers and will explore how peer review works, how to get involved, the challenges to the system, and the role of peer review in helping the public to evaluate research claims.

Should peer review detect plagiarism, bias and fraud? What does peer review do for science and what does the scientific community want it to do for them? Should reviewers remain anonymous? Does it illuminate good ideas or shut them down?

To apply to attend this workshop, please fill out the application form here by 5pm on Monday, 9th September.

For more details, get in touch with Dr Hamid Khan, public engagement coordinator: hamid@senseaboutscience.org

More information here

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