Writing a Peer Review: ThinkWrite
Professional Development Programme

Participants: This workshop is open to all research staff.

Pre-requisites: None

The aim of this workshop is to inform participants of the procedures, methods and constraints of writing a peer review. By taking part in this course researchers will discover new ways in which to structure and write a review.

Anticipated learning outcomes:
By the end of this session, you will have a fuller understanding of:

  • the communication process involved in publishing academic papers
  • the various roles that peer reviewers can be expected to fulfil
  • the editors needs and constraints, and how this can influence a reviewer's task
  • your ability to produce a worthwhile review

This workshop supports your development in line with the UCL Core Behaviours Framework.

Participants should bring copies of three or four papers that have been published in a journal for which they think they could be asked to write a peer review. Please make sure that you have recently read at least one of these papers.

Please look on that journal's website and bring along (printed or on screen):

  • any instructions to peer reviewers
  • any instructions to authors

Related resources: Desktop Learning

Facilitator: Pete Moore ; ThinkWrite About the facilitator...

Date, time and venue: Half day workshop

More dates will be available in the 2015-2016 Academic Year. In the meantime please Register Your Interest by scrolling down the page to How to Book and clicking on the link to the Booking Form. We will then email you when new dates are available.


  • Free for all staff on the UCL payroll
  • £160 for UCL Affiliated / Higher Education Institutions / Charities
  • £400 for External Applicants

How to book: Booking Form

OD Course Contact: Natalia Mazzini-cea

See also

To view the other four workshops in the ThinkWrite series please click on the links below: