As an Early Career Researcher, being invited to peer review is an important milestone. But, once you’ve accepted the invitation to review, worry can creep in. In this blog post I want to reassure ECR reviewers that it is good to point out all the issues that you see in the paper - even the big ones!
One of the key activities scientists undertake is writing. There is much advice out there on how to write, with many books published in the last year alone. Here, I discuss some of these books and what they cover, to help you choose the one that will help you write more effectively.
In the final post in the series from the 2018 OSM meeting workshops, here I will discuss how (and why) effective reviewers contact Editors.
A key skill scientists can develop is the ability to write effective peer reviews. At the 2018 Ocean Sciences Meeting, journal editors led a session on how to do this, which is summarised here.
In the initial post in this series, I summarised the presentation on manuscript submission. Here I will focus on a key point explored in the ensuing discussion, specifically the issue of how to effectively resubmit a manuscript and the associated ‘response to reviewer comments’ document.