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International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society

Peer Reviewing Education and Mentoring Program 

Formal, hands-on experience in the journal peer review process for early-stage professionals

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Applications have closed

About the program

Peer review is a time-honoured and critical component of the publication process, where peers evaluate an article and provide constructive advice to improve the overall scientific rigour and quality of research. 

Learn the skills necessary to provide a good peer review, including a thorough understanding of the review process, ethics, and strong mentorship. 

There are two ways to participate:

  • Mentees
    Young members with minimal to no peer review experience. Mentees will gain a fundamental conceptual understanding of the peer review process, as well as skills to carry out independent peer reviews.  
  • Peer educators
    Young members with prior peer reviewing experience who want to learn to mentor newcomers in peer reviewing. You will gain a deeper understanding of peer review concepts, and develop mentorship skills.  

The program will consist of:  

  • Curated selection of reading material providing a comprehensive overview of the theory of peer review.  

  • Interactive meetings with critical discussions on approach to reviewing different types of articles 

  • Regular lectures targeted at core concepts of peer review 



Candidates must be part of the MDS Young Members Group. If you are an active MDS member 40 or younger, you can join the Young Members Group group in your member profile at any time. 

You will be required to submit your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a brief letter of statement describing why you should be selected to be part of this program as part of your application.  

Applications have closed.


Program Coordinators  

Daniel Garbin Di Luca, MD  
Alana Kirby, MD, PhD  
Shweta Prasad, MBBS, PhD
Christopher Goetz, MD  

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