EFMC-YSN Reviewer Academy
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What is the EFMC-YSN Reviewer Academy?

The reviewer academy is a program hosted by EFMC’s Young Scientists Network and conducted by professional editors of Chemistry Europe / Wiley-VCH to help train future referees. The academy aims to teach best practices in peer review, especially for early-career researchers.

The academy is a rolling program throughout the year, which consists of a live one-hour workshop and Q&A session (4 times a year); an online workshop (c/o Wiley Research/Reviewer Academy); actual peer review assignment and evaluation.

The workshops and meetings are fully virtual/online events.



These two items can be completed separately.

  • The participants need to do at least one reviewing assignment for which they will receive feedback.
As soon as a participant completes the Wiley Reviewer Academy Course, assignments of manuscripts can start. Participants need to complete at least one report for an actual peer review assignment. Participating journals are ChemBioChem, ChemMedChem, Chemistry Select, Chemistry and Biodiversity.
Referees will get feedback from the handling editor who invites them. The handling editor can decide to send an additional manuscript to evaluate and inform.
More information and questions: 

Application Process

  1. Complete the free Online Wiley Reviewer Academy Course
  2. Register to one of the one-hour workshop and Q&A session
    •     First Live Workshop and Q/A  Session: January 31st - 10:00-11:00 CET Closed
    •     Second Live Workshop and Q/A Session: April 17th - 17:00-18:00 CET Closed
    •     Third Live Workshop and Q/A Session: October 18th - 10:00-11:00 CET | Register
    •     Fourth Live Workshop and Q/A Session: Date to be announced
  3. Register as a Chemistry Europe Volunteer Reviewer (https://forms.office.com/r/WXuJGg3YiR) to be assigned a manuscript to evaluate
    At least one of the first two steps must be accomplished before doing this.

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