How to Efficiently and Effectively Review a Journal Manuscript

Do you either avoid or dread reviewing manuscripts for scientific journals?
Reviewing journal manuscripts doesn't have to be a dreadful and timing consuming experience. In fact, it can be considered an opportunity to serve your society, learn what other researchers are doing, and enhance your critical thinking skills. This webinar will discuss how to efficiently and effectively review a journal manuscript by addressing factors associated with the manuscript submission and review process, decision to review, procedures affiliated with conducting an efficient and effective review of a journal manuscript, and the value of the manuscript review process. Finally, remember that someone is reviewing your you should take the time and effort to perform a quality review in order to retain the integrity of our science.

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Instructor Profile
Raymond A. Cloyd, Professor and Extension Specialist in Horticultural Entomology/Integrated Pest Management, Department of Entomology, Kansas State University. Raymond has an extension (70%) and research (30%) appointment at Kansas State University (Manhattan, KS). His research and extension program involves pest management in greenhouses, nurseries, landscapes, turfgrass, conservatories, interiorscapes, Christmas trees, and vegetables and fruits. Raymond is the extension specialist in horticultural entomology for the state of Kansas with a major clientele that includes homeowners, master gardeners, and professional and commercial operators. Raymond has published over 70 scientific refereed publications and over 400 trade journals on topics related to pest management. In addition, he has authored or co-authored numerous books (Pests and Diseases of Herbaceous Perennials, IPM for Gardeners, Plant Protection: Managing Greenhouse Insect and Mite Pests, and Compendium of Rose Diseases and Pests), book chapters, manuals, PICT or pocket guides, and extension-related publications. Raymond is a frequent speaker at state, national, and international conferences and seminars.
Raymond has received numerous awards and honors including the American Society for Horticultural Sciences Outstanding Extension Educator Award 2012; 2011 Society of American Florists Alex Laurie Award for Research and Extension; 2010 Entomological Society of America North Central Branch Award of Excellence in Integrated Pest Management; 2008 Epsilon Sigma Phi, Alpha Rho State Early Career Extension Award; 2003 College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences Faculty Award for Excellence in Extension; and 2003 Visionary Leadership Award from Epsilon Sigma Phi Extension Fraternity. 


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