Brain Communications Reviewer Academy

From Brain Communications

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Do you want to gain experience reviewing papers for a journal?  Then please join the Brain Communications Reviewer Academy. In the Reviewer Academy, they provide an online reviewer training session then invite participants to review papers in their areas of expertise. Feedback will be provided by the editorial team about the quality of reviews received. After on-time completion of 5 reviews, participants will receive a certificate of completion from the Reviewer Academy. Outstanding members of the Reviewer Academy will be invited to act as an Assistant Editor for the journal for 6 months in recognition of their contributions.


  • Provide training in peer review
  • Enhance understanding of what makes a solid scientific paper
  • Enhance transparency in Brain Communications’ editorial processes


Neuroscientists at any career stage are eligible for the Reviewer Academy.  They envision this will be most useful for people at early stages of their careers wanting to improve their peer review and paper writing skills.


For more information or to apply, contact Brain Communications’ Scientific Editor, Dr. Manuela Marescotti, at: brcoms.editorialoffice@oup.com

Places are limited, so apologies if we cannot fit you into the schedule when you first apply.

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