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Peer Review Essentials Series

Issue #1: A Brief History of Peer Review

Discover the genesis of peer review and scroll to the bottom to share your thoughts about its future.

Issue #2: Peer Review in All it’s Shapes and Sizes

A look at the types of peer review you might be asked to participate in.

Issue #3: Ask the Editors

PLOS editors offer their advice for becoming a great peer reviewer.


Issue #4: Read like a Peer Reviewer

Things to watch out for, and the three key questions to ask as you read.


Write like a peer reviewer
A quick guide to writing the reviews you’d like to receive