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“I’ll Be The Judge Of That”: Effective Peer Reviewing For Journals

This workshop is intended to assist nurses and allied health professionals undertaking research to understand the requirements of being a peer reviewer for a journal manuscript, and in the process, learn to craft helpful reviews. The workshop consists of two hours of instruction.

Learning Objectives

The workshop will cover the following topics:
• Goals of peer review
• Making the decision to peer review a manuscript
• Structure of a manuscript review: comments to editors vs comments to authors
• Points to consider when undertaking a review: relevance, internal validity, external validity, level of evidence, ethical conduct
• Manuscript decision (accept, minor revision, major revision, reject) and the reasoning behind it
At the end of the workshop, attendees should gain a better understanding of the responsibilities of a peer reviewer, as well as gain the basic precepts behind crafting a constructive peer review of a journal manuscript.

Target Audience

Nurses and allied health professionals involved in scientific research and who may be (or have been) asked to review manuscripts for academic journals.


  • 12 May 2021 *on web-conferencing platform*


9.00am to 11.00am (2 hours)
Registration starts from 8.30am

Course Fees

Free for SingHealth Staff & $100 for non-SingHealth Staff
Note: A fee of S$150 will be levied for no-show participants.

Class Size

60 - 90 pax


The Academia, 20 College Road


SingHealth Academy


Dr Ng Heok Hee

About the Trainer:
Heok Hee is currently the managing editor for the Proceedings of Singapore Healthcare. He received his PhD in Biology from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and has extensive experience in research and scientific writing. He has published 200 papers in scientific journals, six chapters in five books, and 25 articles for popular magazines.

Registration Details

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