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Peer Review Bootcamp: Publishing Tips from UCSF Journal Editors In-Person

This bootcamp will be a crash course presented by three UCSF journal editors on the process of submitting manuscripts to a scholarly journal, what happens during peer review, and what journal editors look for in a manuscript. A panel of UCSF faculty who are experienced journal editors will talk about their editorial experience and answer questions such as:

  • What are some key factors that help make a manuscript publishable?
  • What are some of the things an author should avoid doing?
  • What is the best way to respond to reviewers' input (and criticism)?
  • How to write a good review?
  • What are some of the trends in peer review and publishing?

Join the UCSF Library and special guests Dr. Rita Redberg, Christoph Schreiner, and Dr. Paul Volberding, and moderator Dr. Samantha Hindle, by registering below.

Coffee and cookies will be served.

This bootcamp is the second session in a four-part series on research communication:

  1. Publishing (September 7)
  2. Peer Review (September 20)
  3. Presenting (October 18)
  4. Promoting your Work (November 15)



Rita Redberg, MD, is a UCSF Clinical Professor in the Division of Cardiology, and is the Editor-in-Chief of JAMA Internal Medicine. Dr. Redberg is a general Cardiologist and is interested in preventive cardiology. Her main clinical interests include treatment of all types of heart disease. Her research interests are in our use of medical procedures and devices. Dr. Redberg spearheaded the Less is More series in JAMA Internal Medicine and serves on the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, which advises the U.S. Congress on medical payment policy.




Christoph Schreiner, MD, PhD, is Professor and Vice Chairman in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (OHNS) and Co-Editor of Experimental Brain Research. Dr. Schreiner’s research focuses on understanding of the functional organization of central auditory stations of the mammalian brain. He has published over 140 reviewed articles, and he has also contributed to over 50 book chapters. His work has been cited by more than 15,000 times by the scientific community.





Paul Volberding, MD, is a UCSF Professor in Residence and Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (JAIDS). Dr. Volberding trained in Medical Oncology but became involved in the early AIDS epidemic in San Francisco based at San Francisco General Hospital. He has worked in clinical trials in HIV-related malignancies but primarily in the development of antiretroviral therapy. He is the PI and co-director with Warner Greene of the NIAID-funded UCSF-Gladstone Center for AIDS Research which supports the large community of HIV investigators in San Francisco.


Wednesday, Sep 20 2017
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Time Zone:
Pacific Time - US & Canada (change)
Mission Hall 1407
Mission Bay
  Open Access     Scholarly Communication     Education and Research  
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Anneliese Taylor

Head of Scholarly Communication