Although peer review is critical to academic publishing and research, formal training opportunities for young physicians and physician–scientists are limited. In an effort to improve reviewer performance and the quality of manuscript reviews, the IASLC, JTO and JTO CRR will conduct a formalized workshop to train reviewers, with a particular focus on decision making regarding the potential impact of manuscripts to clinical care, in both the short and long term, which is the most difficult part of the review process.
The IASLC Reviewer Workshop is typically held in conjunction with WCLC. Interested registrants must apply following the criteria below. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, IASLC is working hard to create a plan for applications and presentation of the workshop at some point in 2021.
- To learn technical aspects of publishing, ethics, and publication guidelines
- To understand the review process and learn to be critical reviewers
- To be capable of judging the impact to clinical care of a manuscript
- To make decisions consistent with the impact factor of the journal under consideration
Selection Criteria and Process
Applications are reviewed and scored by IASLC staff and an international review committee consisting of IASLC members. Final selections are made from the highest-scoring applicants to achieve diversity and regional representation.
- A curriculum vitae, including educational qualifications and the institution where they were acquired, and publications in a peer-reviewed scientific journal in which you were an author.
- A letter of commitment of no more than 300 words, describing the reason of participating in this workshop, your area of training, date of completed training and your commitment to the highest standards of academic publishing and the peer review process.
- A letter of support from your supervisor or department head in support of your application for this workshop.
Who Should Attend?
IASLC junior and mid-career members who are within 15 years of completing their specialist training and who possess a good command of English language. Applicants who are currently on the JTO and JTO CRR reviewer panels are particularly encouraged to apply. Non-IASLC members will be expected to apply for membership.
Alex A. Adjei, MD, PhD
The participating workshop faculty will be announced in 2021. For questions regarding the workshop and application process, please contact: Dr. Vun-Sin Lim at [email protected]