We’re celebrating the Publons Academy one year anniversary by introducing a ton of new features and content to our free online peer review course.
We started the Publons Academy one year ago as an exciting first step toward helping researchers learn the core competencies of peer review.
Our goal was to help researchers like you enhance the quality of manuscripts in your field, and advance your career by improving your writing skills and making connections with editors.
Now, one year on, and with more than 8,000 researchers engaging with the course, we're celebrating the Publons Academy anniversary by introducing a ton of new content and features to enhance your learning experience.
5 new features to help you peer review like a pro
New modules and content: We’ve added new content explaining everything that falls between the introduction and conclusion of a research paper - without extending the length of the course.
Optimised for faster, more focused, and practical learning: New modules are unlocked as you move through the course, and you’ll practice reviewing as you learn: your first of two practice reviews will be built up throughout modules five to 10. Note: you no longer need to write three reviews to graduate from the Academy.
Powerful examples to hone your skills: We’ve made it possible for you to review papers from arXiv and other pre-print servers, and we’ve included more examples to learn from throughout the course.
Improved course structure to help you review with confidence: Move through the course at your own pace and test your skills with a mix of multi-choice and writing exercises.
Accessible and international: We’ve created an English transcription of the course and we’ve ensured the video content is accessible in more countries.
Head on over to the course now and join the large community of reviewers honing their skills and improving the quality of research in their field!
Any questions? Check out our FAQ to learn more about how this update may affect you.
Interested in mentoring students through the course? Find out how you can get involved.