How to peer review a paper: Elsevier training session

How to peer review a paper

Thursday 11 May

New Hunts House Lecture Theatre 2, Guy’s Campus


Leading scientific publishers Elsevier are coming to King’s once more to deliver a session for researchers (postgraduate or staff).

This researcher development session will provide:


  • An opportunity to hear about the process of reviewing papers from one of best known scientific publishers
  • A chance to speak with current journal editors about the peer review process.

Elsevier mainly publish scientific journals, so these sessions will have a science focus. However. this session is open to researchers from any discipline wishing to deepen their knowledge of the publication and peer review process.

Secure your place now by follow this link to the KCL Skills Forge booking page:

To find more courses for researchers, explore the Researcher Development pages to find training opportunities in Public Engagement and Communication, Writing and Publishing Skills, Online Courses and IT, and much more.






The British Library Needs Your Help!

Update 13/03/14: DJS Research are now looking for users of the British Library to take part in their focus groups. Participants will receive a cash thank you for their participation. Email Hannah Brearley, Senior Recruiter at DJS Research – – for more details.

To support the growth of their postgraduate programmes the British Library is looking to understand postgraduate students’ views on a new range of training concepts that the Library could deliver. These concepts will be aimed at helping to improve postgraduate students’ research skills.

DJSResearchThe British Library has commissioned DJS Research Ltd, an independent market research agency to conduct the research and they will be running a series of focus groups in order to shed light on the above.

In order to participate, all you need to do at this point is meet the following criteria:

  • You must be a non-user of the British Library (i.e. not physically visited the Library for research purposes or used its online resources)
  • You will preferably be on a research MA/MSc or PhD
  • You will be studying either a Social Science and Arts and Humanities or Science subject

All participants will receive £40 cash as a thank you for taking part and the focus groups will last around 1.5 hours.

We anticipate a lot of interest in this project and so will be recruiting on a first come first served basis due to the limited number of places available. If you are interested then please reply by email in the first instance to Hannah Brearley, Senior Recruiter at DJS Research – – and she will arrange the specifics.

British Library – Doctoral Open Days

Have you just started your PhD? The British Library’s Doctoral Open Days are a chance for new PhD students to discover their unique research materials. From newspapers to maps, datasets to manuscripts, ships’ logs to websites, the collections cover every format and language and span the last 3,000 years.

You will learn about our collections, find out how to access them, and meet our expert staff and other researchers in your field. The events are aimed at first-year PhD students who are new to the Library.

To make the most of your day, you may wish to get a free Reader Pass before the event.

Keep in touch with the British Library on twitter – @BritishLibrary

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