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You’re making good progress!

In previous topics, you’ve been introduced to publication ethics and misconduct and you’re now armed with ways to identify the pitfalls associated with predatory publishers.

Next up is peer review, and it’s a very warm welcome to Dr Stephen Leeder, Emeritus Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine, Menzies Centre for Health Policy and School of Public Health at The University of Sydney.

In these videos, Professor Leeder will explain aspects of publishing, how the peer review process works, along with tips for responding to reviewer feedback and the role of peer review in theses by publication. In the final video, he provides some insights into the more unsavoury aspects of peer review.












































































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"...what if there was a peer-review currency, which we call 'Karma', earned by doing timely review and spent by getting manuscripts reviewed. If every academic did as much peer review as they demand from others in order to maintain a positive Karma, the system would become self-regulating."
-- Lachlan Coin, co-founder of Academic Karma
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Professor Leeder has shown you how peer review contributes to transparency and rigour in publishing and has let you in on some of the best and worst practices in peer review. Now you know what is expected of a reviewer in the scholarly publishing environment.
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Now, self-assess your knowledge of peer review by taking our short quiz.

Follow the next arrow to take our quiz and self-assess your new knowledge.


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