2023 Demystifying Peer Review, Editorial Boards, and Editorships Workgroup Member

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Signup Deadline: 02-16-2023
Starts: 02-17-2023
Ends: 02-17-2023
Location: Online Opportunity


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Role Overview

Help develop and mobilize a new GSA program for graduate students and emerging scholars, especially those from under-represented groups in gerontology. We aim to demystify the peer review process, and to help scholars develop their peer review skills and learn about pathways to editorial boards and editorships, while promoting peer support and mentoring exchanges.


Workgroup members will:

  • participate in regularly scheduled planning conference calls
  • review survey findings on what members and nonmembers want to learn about reviewing.
  • document available materials/programs that should be leveraged, linked, enhanced, or expanded
  • synthesize survey data, conversations, and existing materials to recommend a curriculum, with the pieces either filled with existing resources or resources that need to be developed
  • address ageism and issues of diversity, equity, and justice within the reviewer program elements
  • develop and implement the program

    Time Commitment
    • Approximately one call a month
    • Most work by email 
    Eligibility Requirements
    • Minimum experience required
    • Mid-career or senior career with experience training peer-review, or mentoring experience with new/novice reviewers 
    • Early career or transitional member with experience in being a mentee or experience taking a peer-review training program elsewhere 
    Role Commitment

    January 2023 - December 2023

    Volunteers Needed:

    6 (6 open slots)

    Experience Required:

    No Experience Necessary


    Caroline Adams
    The Gerontological Society of America