Within the Web of Science Academy we have courses where early career researchers can learn to peer review manuscripts for academic journals.

Learners can share their review with their own mentor, or if they do not have someone to help them, they can try and find someone from the Web of Science Academy community to help them.


Community mentors are assigned to one of the the 'Community mentors' channels (Engineering, Natural Sciences, Medicine, Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities). Learners can then share their reviews there, and mentors can look for reviews with tags in their research area. Mentors provide feedback on how the reviews can be improved. After a learner has published a review in a community mentor channel, they can also use the 'ask the expert' or 'comments' box to ask for feedback or find a mentor in their particular field. These will appear under questions on your 'My expert tasks' page. 


To sign up to become a Web of Science Academy community mentor, simply register on the Web of Science Academy platform and fill out the form linked to from the bottom of the home page called 'Community Peer review Mentors'.


We also have a course called 'Mentoring in peer review' if you'd like some tips on providing constructive feedback. The course also allows you to download a form you can use to provide feedback when you co-review with your mentees.