Most of our young readers might have experience of being authors of scientific papers. Some of them might also have served as reviewers for scientific papers. But there would be only few who serve as Editors of scientific journals. Have you ever wondered how it is to be from the other side? What skills do you need to have and where do you learn them? Is it easy or are there challenges you might not even thought about?
We are happy to announce the upcoming course called “Walking in the Editors’ shoes: Peer reviewing and journal editing for young researchers in health sciences”. This course is aimed at early career scientists (PhD students and postdocs) who might be involved in manuscript peer review as authors and reviewers. This course offers both theoretical background hands on training in evaluating manuscripts in all stages of peer review. From prescreen to final decision, the course offers the possibility to take the role of reviewer, handling editor and even editor in chief! The course participants will have the chance to get a glimpse of the insights of the work done by using real world examples from an interdisciplinary public health journal (ours!). One of our Editors in Chief, Nino Künzli and our Managing Editor, Anke Berger will be teaching in this course!