Nature Masterclasses Online

Focus on Peer Review

  • English
  • Interdisciplinary
  • Certificate included

What is the course about?

With this course you will understand the importance and responsibilities of peer reviewers, learn how to prepare a peer review report and explore ethics and innovations in peer review.


Our ‘Focus on Peer Review’ course is designed for students and researchers in the natural sciences who are new to peer review or wish to refresh their reviewing skills. It is free to access upon registration in the Nature Masterclasses website.

What will you learn in this course?

  • What it means to be a peer reviewer and what is expected of you once you accept a peer review assignment
  • How to prepare a peer review report
  • The ethics of peer review and recognizing conflicts of interest
  • The different types of peer review and initiatives


Course Content 

Our Experts 

Our Focus on Peer Review course is delivered by 11 journal editors from Nature Research, as well as experienced peer reviewers from King’s College London and Imperial College London.



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