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Webinar Details

Reviewing Papers: Strategies for an Effective Peer-Review

Mario Callegaro, PhD
Wednesday, December 10, 2014


Discounted rate for Non-Members - $25


About This Course:

Researchers are commonly invited to review a journal article. The request makes the assumption that they know what to do. Reviewers’ training is however still rare and very often learning how to review a paper is picked up along the way. In this webinar we will discuss where peer-reviewing takes place in the journal article publication process, how a paper should be reviewed, what are editors expecting from reviewers, what reviewers should look for, and how a reviewer’s report should be written.

Concepts of single and double blind journal submissions, unethical author behaviors, plagiarism and self-plagiarism, and conflict of interests will be presented as well. Data and studies of reviewers will accompany the webinar together with a list of references in order to deepen the knowledge on the subject of peer-reviewing.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the concepts and the editors’ expectations about peer-reviewing.
  • Prepare an effective peer-review report.
  • Manage the request to review a paper.
  • Explain why writing a review makes you a better author.

About the Instructors:

ImageMario Callegaro, PhD is senior survey research scientist at Google, London. He focuses on measuring customer satisfaction and consults on numerous survey projects in terms of survey design, questionnaire design, sampling, and reporting.

Mario holds a M.S. and a Ph.D. in Survey Research and Methodology from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. He is associate editor of Survey Research Methods and in the editorial board of the International Journal of Market Research. Mario reviews an average of 8 to 10 papers per year for various survey research and public opinion journals. He has published numerous peer reviewed papers and book chapters in the areas of web surveys, online panels, telephone and cell phone surveys; question wording, polling and exit polls; event history calendar; longitudinal surveys, and survey quality. Mario just published (May 2014) an edited Wiley book titled Online Panel Research: A Data Quality Perspective and his forthcoming book on web survey methodology (with Katja Lozar Manfreda and Vasja Vehovar) is being released with Sage in April of 2015.