Peer Review Excellence: IOP training and certification

A first-of-its-kind peer review certification programme, Peer Review Excellence: IOP training and certification is co-delivered by top-level physicists and offers a blend of online learning and hands-on peer review experience. Achieving ‘IOP trusted reviewer’ status demonstrates an exceptionally high level of peer review competency.

About Peer Review Excellence

The only peer review training programme tailored for the physical sciences, Peer Review Excellence: IOP training and certification offers a mix of online workshops and digital learning with the opportunity to gain hands-on review experience.

Designed with busy Early Career Researchers in mind, the course and workshops are all supported by the programme’s ambassadors: top-level physicists from across the globe and experienced reviewers and editors of IOP Publishing journals.

The comprehensive and rigorously assessed programme will increase trust in the process and standardise the quality of peer review across the physical sciences. Once you have achieved your Peer Review Excellence certificate through either a workshop or completing the online course you can go on to achieve IOP trusted reviewer status.

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Peer Review Excellence online course

Build your peer review competency online through the Peer Review Excellence online course. It delivers a fully interactive learning experience so that you can boost your peer review knowledge and expertise at your own pace and in your own time.

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Register for a Peer Review Excellence online workshop

The Peer Review Excellence workshops are led by one of our Peer Review ambassadors and our in-house publishing experts. The workshops are usually 2 hours long and fully interactive with opportunities for instant feedback and to ask questions.

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Meet our peer reviewer ambassadors

Our peer review ambassadors are senior researchers who have a wealth of experience peer reviewing manuscripts in the physical sciences and a passion for training the next generation of reviewers.

The Ambassadors co-chair the Peer Review Excellence workshops for physical sciences researchers around the world.

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Become an IOP Trusted Reviewer

IOP trusted reviewer status is designed to recognise the very best peer reviewers in the physical sciences. Once you have achieved the Peer Review Excellence certificate, you will be invited to review a manuscript. If your peer review report receives a grade of 80% or more, you will receive IOP trusted reviewer certification.

Find out more about achieving IOP Trusted Reviewer status