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American Chemical Society (ACS) Reviewer Lab
ACS offers a free 6-module interactive online training course that has been developed to educate researchers on the principles of quality peer review. A work-in-progress this 4-hour course covers the basics of peer review and ethics, and included real-life guidance on writing a first-rate review.

Elsevier Publishing Campus: Peer Review
This is one of many modules offered by the Elsevier Publishing Campus. A the time of writing it consists of 16 online lectures and interactive tutorials exploring the many different aspects of the peer review process.

Health Systems Global: The peer review process – what happens when you send your manuscript to a journal
Illuminating the mysteries of peer review, this webinar recording and accompanying pdf of the slides describes what happens to your manuscript between you submitting it to a journal and receiving the decision letter and/or peer review comments, and some advice on how to respond to the comments.

Nature Masterclasses: Free online course on peer review
This Nature Masterclass is a free four-module course that explores the peer review process, featuring interviews with Nature editors addressing the role of the peer reviewer, peer review reports, ethics, and innovations.

Publons Academy
The Publons Academy is a practical module based, interactive, peer review training course for early career researchers. It has been developed together with expert academics and editors to teach the core competencies and skills needed of a peer reviewer.

Springer: How to Peer Review tutorial
Springer offers a short but nonetheless comprehensive text-based resource. Requiring no registration or log-in this bite sized resource includes an eight-question quiz to consolidate your knowledge.

Training package for The BMJ’s peer reviewers
An extensive collection of training materials aimed at those who review for the BMJ.

Peer Review Card Exchange Game
A group discussion game of 32 card statements published in EASE journal ESE. Ideal for running hands-on sessions addressing responsibility and integrity in peer review.

Wiley: Peer Review Training
A range of resources including top tip guides and infographics, videos and webinars introducing essential principles of peer review, discussing transparency and trust, and promoting recognition.