Peer Review Mentoring Program

Sharing research through publications is crucial for advancing knowledge in any profession, yet distinguishing between poor and good quality can be challenging.

One method to assure an expected standard of quality is through peer review, where experts in a particular field evaluate research before publication. Since journal editors may not possess expertise across all topics or be familiar with the latest methodologies, they rely on active researchers, or peers, to review submitted manuscripts.

In this program, we provide practical training in reviewing manuscripts with a mentor. You will complete a series of online courses made available by the Web of Science Academy and then proceed to co-reviewing published papers and “live” submissions with your mentor and editors of the Journal. Throughout you will receive feedback to develop and refine your peer review skills ultimately enhancing your ability to critically evaluate research.

The Peer Review Mentoring Program is suited to people in any role seeking to engage in peer review for the first time or who are already reviewing but seeking to reflect and further develop their capacity.

How to apply

To apply for the Peer Review Mentoring Program, submit your Expression of Interest (EOI) here. Any questions regarding the program can be directed to

The program is ongoing, and mentors and mentees will be paired throughout the year.

In addition to the hours captured in the certificates for the Web Of Science modules, the nature of stage 4 and 5 activity (co-reviewing) in the Program falls within what might constitute CPD and we suggest that around 5 hours could be earned.

Run by Dr Robin Pap, Chair of the ACP Research Advisory Committee, and Associate Professor Paul Simpon, Editor-In-Chief of Paramedicine, this program is a collaboration between Paramedicine and the Australasian College of Paramedicine.