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As a doctoral candidate or early-career researcher (ECR), have you ever been invited to serve as a peer reviewer for journals? What were your reactions to the invitation? Some may feel unprepared while others may think the invitation is out of their league. In this podcast, award-winning peer reviewers Sin Wang Chong and Shannon Mason share their experiences as ECR peer reviewers for journals in their disciplines. In particular, the speakers will invite junior researchers to consider the opportunity to serve as peer reviewers in a positive light and address some of the technical questions related to giving feedback to authors: What should be the focus of my feedback? How long should my reviewer’s report be? And many more.

This Podcast covers:

●       Why should I be a peer reviewer?

●       How can I become a peer reviewer?

●       How do I decide whether I should accept an invitation to serve as a peer reviewer?

●       What should be the focus of my feedback?

●       How long should my reviewer’s report be?

In this episode

Sin-Wang Chong, Dr

Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Language Education at University of Edinburgh

Dr Sin-Wang Chong (SFHEA) is Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Language Education at the University of Edinburgh. His research interests include language and educational assessment, computer-assisted language learning, and qualitative...

Shannon Mason, Dr

Assistant Professor at Nagasaki University

Dr. Shannon Mason is Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education at Nagasaki University in Japan, and Adjunct Senior Lecturer at Murdoch University in Australia. Her research interests in education cover a range of themes from P-12 to PhD,...