Peer Review of Manuscripts: An Online Training Module

Publication ID Published Version
9444 June 14, 2013 1


Peer Review of Manuscripts is an online training module designed to develop and improve the skills of manuscript reviewers. The module includes discussion of the importance, history and process of peer review, an overview of the uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals, discussion of authorship ethics and reviewer etiquette related to manuscript publication, and a detailed guide for reviewing all the different sections of a manuscript.


Chandran L, Niebuhr V. Peer Review of Manuscripts: An Online Training Module. MedEdPORTAL Publications; 2013. Available from:

Educational Objectives

  1. To access and use the uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals.
  2. To describe the peer review process for manuscripts.
  3. To discuss authorship ethics related to manuscripts.
  4. To use the Checklist of Review Criteria for Research Manuscripts from joint task force of Academic Medicine and GEA-RIME.
  5. To access and use three useful resources for manuscript reviewers.
  6. To demonstrate responsibilities and etiquette of reviewers.


  • Peer Review (MeSH), Publishing (MeSH)


  • Interpersonal & Communication Skills
  • Practice-based Learning & Improvement

Professional Interest

  • Career Choice
  • Communication Skills
  • Curriculum Development/Evaluation
  • Distance Learning
  • Instructional Materials/Methods
  • Mentoring
  • Professionalism
  • Responsible Conduct of Research

Instructional Methods

  • Independent Learning
  • Tutorial

Intended Audience

  • Professional School
    • Dental Student
    • Medical Student
    • Nursing Student
    • Pharmacy Student
  • University/College Graduate
    • Doctoral Student


  • Reference

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