IASLC Reviewer Workshop

Improving Reviewer Performance.
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Applications ARE NOW Closed! 

While peer review is critical to academic publishing and research, formal training opportunities for 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, in particular, to be able to make judgments on the impact of manuscripts, which is the most difficult part of the review process. 

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Learning Objectives

This is a one-day workshop held during the Annual WCLC meeting to train early and mid-career IASLC members in manuscript review. 

  • To build up a pool of excellent reviewers for IASLC journals
  • To learn technical aspects of publishing, ethics, and publication guidelines
  • Understand the review process and learn to be critical reviewers 
  • To be capable of judging the impact of a manuscript 
  • To make decisions consistent with the impact factor of the journal under consideration

About the Workshop

Who Should Attend?

IASLC early and mid-career members, within 15 years of completing their specialist training, with a good command of the English language. Applicants who are currently on the reviewer panel of the JTO or JTO CRR are particularly encouraged to apply. Non-IASLC members will be expected to apply for membership.

The 2024 Workshop is open to members from North America, Central America, the Caribbean, and South America. A total of 20 participants will be selected on a competitive basis by evaluation of supporting documents. Applicants who are outside of the eligible regions and are self-sponsored may be considered, provided space is available. 

Members from Asia and Rest of World (regions outside of North America, Central America, the Caribbean, South America, and Europe) are eligible to attend future workshops at the WCLC in Asia, while members from Europe are eligible for workshops at the WCLC in Europe. 

Benefits of the IASLC Reviewer Workshop
  • complimentary conference registration
  • accommodation for the workshop 
  • travel expenses
Application Requirements
  1. 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. 
  2. A letter of commitment of no more than 300 words describing the reason for participating in this workshop, your area of training and date of completed training, commitment to the highest standards of academic publishing, and the peer review process.
  3. A letter of support from your supervisor, department head, or a member of IASLC in support of your application for this workshop.

Selection Criteria and Process

Applications are reviewed and scored by the workshop faculty. Final selections are made from the highest-scoring applicants to achieve diversity and regional representation. Applicants will be notified of their status by email in summer 2024.

2024 Application Timeline

Application Opens

February 1, 2024

Application Deadline

April 1, 2024

Workshop Date

September 11, 2024

Workshop Director

Alex Adjei
Alex A. Adjei



Taussig Cancer Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, United States

Workshop Faculty

Alex Adjei
Alex A. Adjei



Taussig Cancer Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, United States

Dr. Emily Stone
Emily Stone


Conjoint Professor, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW

St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney

School of Clinical Medicine, UNSW, Sydney, Australia

Karen Reckamp


Clinical Professor in the Department of Medicine

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, California, United States

Sai Hong Ignatius Ou
Sai-Hong Ignatius Ou


Health Science Clinical Professor

Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, California, United States

Vun-Sin Lim
Vun-Sin Lim


Managing Editor

Journal of Thoracic Oncology, Hong Kong

View Past Reviewer Workshop Participants

Contact Us 

For questions regarding the workshop and application process, please contact:
Vun-Sin Lim, PhD | vunsin.lim@iaslc.org 


2022 Reviewer Workshop

2022 Reviewer Workshop 

Members from Europe joined us at the last IASLC Reviewer Workshop in Vienna, Austria, at WCLC 2022.