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Peer Review plays a central role in ensuring integrity and technical rigor of scientific research published. Scientists, particularly early career scientists, are often unsure of what to expect when a manuscript is peer reviewed. This panel-style webinar from ASM Journals is designed to familiarize Ph.D. students and postdoctoral fellows with the peer review process and bring attention to opportunities within ASM for trainees to serve as peer reviewers. 

Learning Objectives 

  • Understand how peer reviewers are chosen by editors.
  • Write critical, yet constructive and professional reviews. 
  • Respond effectively to peer review comments in revisions. 


  • Ph.D. students. 
  • Postdoctoral fellows. 


  • Christina Cuomo, Ph.D., Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, Brown University.
  • Colin Parrish, Ph.D., Professor of Virology, Cornell University.
  • Diana Proctor, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI).