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Programme


1st day (Monday 10th September)

09:00-09:30 Registration, Coffee and Refreshments

09:30-09:45 Welcome and Introduction to the PLOTINA summer school

(by Dr. Charikleia Tzanakou, PLOTINA Researcher and Summer School Organiser)

09:45-12:30 The peer review process in Journals and Funding bodies

The speakers will introduce what peer review is, and will present the peer review process for journals and funding bodies. They will also provide tips and advice on how to conduct peer review.

Speakers:

09:45-10:15 Dr Caroline Jay, Senior Lecturer in Computer Science, University of Manchester, member of the EPSRC Peer Review College  
10:15-10:45 Professor Bruno Frenguelli, University of Warwick, Editor-in-Chief of Neuropharmacology, Chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee of Epilepsy Research UK   
10:45-11:15 Dr Christine Mieck, Associate Editor, Nature Communications
11:15-11:45 Deborah Logan, Publishing Director, Elsevier  

12:30-14.00 Lunch & Networking

14:00– 15:30 How to respond to peer reviewers?

The speakers will talk about the different types of peer review you might get as an author (very positive, very negative, very short, incompetent) and how to address these. They will also discuss how reviews can be challenged.

Speakers:

14:00-15:00 Dr Caroline Jay, Senior Lecturer in Computer Science, University of Manchester, member of the EPSRC Peer Review College   
15:00-15:30 Professor Mike Ward, University of Warwick, served on the editorial board of Dalton Transactions; he is currently Chair of the Editorial Board of 'RSC Advances’

15:30 – 15:45 Coffee break

15:45 – 17:30 How to write peer reviews?

Depending on the participants’ disciplinary backgrounds, participants will be put into smaller groups where participants will have the chance to practice peer reviewing. A facilitator will help the group to conduct peer reviewing exercises to raise awareness of participants on peer review training available and develop skills that will enable individuals to be constructive and effective reviewers.

Facilitator:

Dr Jigisha Patel, Head of Programme Management, Springer Nature   


2nd day (Tuesday 11th September)

10:00-12:30 Key considerations for reviewers

The speakers will discuss key considerations for reviewers, including ethical issues, conflicts of interest, plagiarism software but also knowledge production and research in peer review and sex/gender issues.

Speakers:

10:00-10:30 Dr Lesley Thompson, Director of Academic and Government Strategic Alliance, Elsevier  
10:30-11:00 Dr Christine Mieck, Associate Editor, Nature Communications
11:00-11:30 Paola De Castro, Director of the Publishing Unit of the Istituto Superiore di Sanità, the National Institute of Health in Italy, serving on the following editorial boards: Annali dell’Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Eurosurveillance, Open Journal of Bioresources, Revista CONAMED, Rare journal, Notiziario dell’Istituto Superiore di Sanità, I beni storico scientifici dell’Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Dispense per la Scuola, Rapporti ISTISAN, Istisan Congressi, European Science Editing (past).  

12:30-14.00 Lunch & Networking

14:00-17:00 Reviewing participants’ documents

These practical sessions will be devoted to reviewing participants’ documents. Depending on the participants’ disciplinary backgrounds, participants will work in groups or in pairs and they will have the chance to get feedback from their peers and academic colleagues on conference abstracts, journal articles and funding bids.

Facilitator:

Dr Marcos Estrada, University of Warwick, editor for Exchanges: The Interdisciplinary Research Journal, published by Warwick’s Institute of Advanced Study (IAS)


3rd day (Wednesday 12th September)

09:30-10:00 Registration for social scientists, Coffee and Refreshments

10:00-17:30
Writing Boot camp, Peer review training and CV workshop (Writing and reviewing)

Participants will be provided a space to write reviews and/or work on their papers/grants. A peer review training from Publons will also be provided. A CV workshop will be delivered where participants will get an insight into academic and non academic CVs. Academic colleagues will be on site to help/read participants’ writing pieces.

10:00-12:30 Writing boot camp

Facilitator:

Dr Gareth Johnson, Senior Editor for Exchanges: The Interdisciplinary Research Journal, University of Warwick

12:30-14:00 Lunch

14:00-16:00 Peer review training course (Publons)

Facilitator:

Dr Julia Vilstrup Mouatt, serving on the Reviewer College for the British Ecological Society's small and large research grants since early 2016, head of Publons' free, online, practical peer review training course, the Publons Academy  

16:00-17:30 CV workshop

In this session we will look at how to format and write your CV for both academic and non-academic job roles. We will focus on how you can present activities both within your research and outside of your research to demonstrate and communicate the skills and knowledge CV reviewers will be looking for. In the second half the session you will have the chance to review example documents or your own CVs* in groups to discuss how to create a positive impression.

(*participants are welcome to bring their current CV to the session although this is optional.)

Facilitators:

Charlie Cunningham, University of Warwick, Senior Careers Consultant linked to the Science Faculty and PhD Lead Consultant at Warwick  
Chris Manley, University of Warwick, Senior Careers Consultant linked to the Faculty of Social Science and in-coming PhD Lead Consultant at Warwick


Please note that the 4th and 5th day (Thursday 13th & Friday 14th September) will be the same as 1st and 2nd for social scientists with different speakers. Social scientists will be asked to also participate in the writing boot camp if they want to work and get feedback from the academic colleagues on papers/grants.


4th day (Thursday 13th September)

09:00-09:30 Registration, Coffee and Refreshments

09:30-09:45 Welcome and Introduction to the PLOTINA summer school


(by Dr. Charikleia Tzanakou, PLOTINA Researcher and Summer School Organiser)


09:45-12:30 The peer review process in Journals and Funding bodies

The speakers will introduce what peer review is, and will present the peer review process for journals and funding bodies. They will also provide tips and advice on how to conduct peer review.

Speakers:

09:45-10:15 Dr Eda Ulus, University of Leicester, one of two recipients of the Best Developmental Reviewer Award, awarded by the Critical Management Studies (CMS) Division of the Academy of Management in 2016, and one of two recipients of the Best Conference Reviewer Award, by EURAM, European Academy of Management (2016), serving on the International Editorial Board of Management Learning  
10:15-10:45 Professor Rosemary Deem, University of London, serving on the Editorial Board of Higher Education Quarterly, Higher Education, the Sociological Review (joint editor 2001-2005), Equal Opportunities International and Studies in Higher Education  
10:45-11:15 Professor Andrew Oswald, Professor of Economics and Behavioural Science, University of Warwick, serving on the board of editors of Science

12:30-14.00 Lunch & Networking

14:00– 15:30 How to respond to peer reviewers?

The speakers will talk about the different types of peer review you might get as an author (very positive, very negative, very short, incompetent) and how to address these. They will also discuss how reviews can be challenged.

Speakers:

14:00-14:30 Dr Eda Ulus, University of Leicester, one of two recipients of the Best Developmental Reviewer Award, awarded by the Critical Management Studies (CMS) Division of the Academy of Management in 2016, and one of two recipients of the Best Conference Reviewer Award, by EURAM, European Academy of Management (2016), serving on the International Editorial Board of Management Learning
14:30-15:00 Professor Rosemary Deem, University of London, serving on the Editorial Board of Higher Education Quarterly, Higher Education, the Sociological Review (joint editor 2001-2005), Equal Opportunities International and Studies in Higher Education  
15:00-15:30 Professor Andrew Oswald, Professor of Economics and Behavioural Science, University of Warwick, serving on the board of editors of Science

15:30 – 15:45 Coffee break

15:45 – 17:30 How to write peer reviews?

Depending on the participants’ disciplinary backgrounds, participants will be put into smaller groups where participants will have the chance to practice peer reviewing. A facilitator will help the group to conduct peer reviewing exercises to raise awareness of participants on peer review training available and develop skills that will enable individuals to be constructive and effective reviewers.

Facilitators:

Dr Gareth Johnson, Senior Editor for Exchanges: The Interdisciplinary Research Journal, University of Warwick

Professor Rosemary Deem, University of London, serving on the Editorial Board of Higher Education Quarterly, Higher Education, the Sociological Review (joint editor 2001-2005), Equal Opportunities International and Studies in Higher Education


5th day (Friday 14th September)

10-12:30 Key considerations for reviewers

The speakers will discuss key considerations for reviewers, including ethical issues, conflicts of interest, plagiarism software but also knowledge production and research in peer review and sex/gender issues.

Speakers:

10:00-10:30 Dr Cath Lambert, University of Warwick
10:30-11:00 Dr Gareth Johnson, Senior Editor for Exchanges: The Interdisciplinary Research Journal, University of Warwick  
11:00-11:30 Dr Joan Marsh, Deputy Editor of The Lancet Psychiatry  

12:30-14.00 Lunch & Networking

14:00-17:00 Reviewing participants’ documents

These practical sessions will be devoted to reviewing participants’ documents. Depending on the participants’ disciplinary backgrounds, participants will work in groups or in pairs and they will have the chance to get feedback from their peers and academic colleagues on their conference abstracts, journal articles and funding bids.

Facilitators:

Dr Gareth Johnson, Senior Editor for Exchanges: The Interdisciplinary Research Journal, University of Warwick
Dr Charoula Tzanakou, University of Warwick


Contact information:

P.Mesinioti@warwick.ac.uk

Charikleia.Tzanakou@warwick.ac.uk