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Journal Manuscript Reviewer Training Workshop at ASC

Thursday, November 16, 2017 9:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m., Marriott, Logan - Courtyard Marriott 1st Floor

Rosemary Barberet (Editor of Feminist Criminology), along with Frances Bernat (Editor of Women & Criminal Justice) will be conducting this DWC-sponsored training session for those interested in reviewing manuscripts for a wide array of scholarly journals. This session is designed for junior faculty and graduate students who are interested in learning the referee process for peer review journals. Over a two-session time slot, the training will cover:

  • History, purpose, and importance of peer review
  • How do editors select reviewers?
  • Ethics and Responsibility
  • Bias (sexism, racism, classism, ethnocentrism, homophobia)
  • Journal-specific peer review procedures
  • What to look for in a manuscript
  • How to write constructive feedback to the author and editor
  • Making the final decision
  • Reviewing the revised manuscript
  • Maneuvering online reviewing systems
  • Strategies for tackling reviews and getting the most from them

The training session will also include an interactive component in which participants critique samples of completed article reviews.

Participants will receive a certificate of attendance from the DWC.

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to

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