Capacity Strengthening: Navigating Peer Review

Peer-reviewed publication is the primary output currency of the research community. Two reasons are that peer review is an essential quality control mechanism and that peer-reviewed publication expands the domain of prospective impact of one’s research. Each of those reasons is especially valuable for policy-oriented research. But the peer review process can be opaque for researchers inexperienced with the system. How does one target an appropriate journal? What and how does one submit a paper for peer review? How does one best respond to invitations to revise and resubmit? And when the tables turn and one is asked to review a paper for a journal, or a grant proposal for a funding agency, what are best practices? In this training session, Chris Barrett, a well-published scholar who has served as editor of multiple leading journals, will help unpack the process and provide insights based on his experience. READ MORE