The peer review process – what happens when you send your manuscript to a journal

April 28, 2017 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM BST

This webinar took place on April 28, 2017. However, if you missed the webinar or want to listen to it again, you can: 

Have you ever wondered what the journal editor’s viewpoint is on your article, or what happens once you send your manuscript to a journal? This webinar will provide an overview of the peer review process with advice for authors on how to engage constructively with comments from editors and reviewers, and what to do when you disagree.

As part of a series of webinars jointly organised by HSG and Biomed Central exploring various aspects of publishing and the peer review process, this webinar will particularly focus on:

  • What happens during the peer review process

  • What Editors and reviewers are looking for

  • How decisions are made

  • How to respond to reviewers’ and editors’ comments

  • Dealing with rejection


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Hilary Logan, Editor for BMC Health Services Research 

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Diana Marshall, Publisher for the BMC-series journals

Future webinar topics this series are:

  • Publication models and open access

  • Research and publication ethics

  • Being a peer reviewer – guidance and how to approach your first review