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The GENETICS Peer Review Training Program

For Early Career Scientist Members of the Genetics Society of America

Program Description

To enhance the professional development of early career scientists the GENETICS Editorial Board and the GSA Publications Committee is pleased to offer a pilot training program in scientific reviewing.

Participants receive training in manuscript reviewing from members of the GENETICS Editorial Board. Participants will prepare reviews of manuscripts submit to the journal and receive one-on-one mentoring and feedback from journal editors.


GSA members within seven years of receiving their Ph.D. degree, including senior graduate students, are invited to apply. Applicants should have published at least one peer-reviewed manuscript, preferably as the first author.


To apply, please fill out the online application by August 2, 2018. You will need:

  • A current CV, including publication list
  • A statement of interest in the program (maximum 250 words)
  • A short description of prior experience in scientific reviewing (maximum 250 words)
  • Indicate which journal section(s) match your area of expertise (maximum 3):

    • Cellular Genetics
    • Complex Traits
    • Developmental & Behavioral Genetics
    • Gene Expression
    • Genome Integrity & Transmission
    • Genome & Systems Biology
    • Methods, Technology and Resources
    • Statistical Genetics & Genomics
    • Empirical Population Genetics
    • Theoretical Population Genetics

Program details

We seek a range of applicants, including early career scientists in academia and biotech. Some successful applicants may have significant experience in reviewing manuscripts whereas others will not. Selections will be made by a committee composed of journal editors and early career scientist GSA members. All applicants will be notified within 8 weeks of the application deadline about the status of their application.


Learn more about the program from GENETICS Editor-in-Chief Mark Johnston at the Genes to Genomes Blog.


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