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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, including senior graduate students, the GENETICS Editorial Board and the GSA Publications Committee is pleased to announce a pilot training program in scientific reviewing.

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


GSA members within seven years of receiving their PhD degree, including senior graduate students, are invited to apply.


To apply, please fill out the online application. You will need:

  • A current CV, including publication list

  • Statement of interest (250 words)

  • A list of 10 keywords describing your expertise

  • A short description of prior experience in scientific reviewing (250 words)

  • An area of expertise category, which should be one of: Cellular Genetics; Developmental and Behavioral Genetics; Population and Evolutionary Genetics; or Other.

Application is closed to submissions.

Pilot program details

The pilot program will involve approximately 20 trainees distributed among three sections of the journal (Cellular Genetics, Developmental and Behavioral Genetics, Evolutionary and Population Genetics). 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.


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