Peer Review Week
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Celebrate Peer Review Week with ACS on Campus! Join us on September 21st to learn about the best (and worst!) practices for Peer Review in your publishing process. All researchers of the sciences, not just chemistry, are encouraged to sign up for this free webinar!
Learn how ACS Publications’ DEIR initiatives are contributing to a high-quality peer review process, and get insights from Inorganic Chemistry Editor-in-Chief William B. Tolman:
- What editors look for when reviewing submissions
- Tips for responding to reviewer reports
- Qualifications to become a reviewer and strategies to evaluate a manuscript
- How identity informs the peer review process
Shaina Lange, MPS, Senior Publications Ethics Manager, Publishing Integrity Office, ACS Publications
Peer Review: Why, How-to, and What Not to Do!
William B. Tolman, Ph.D., Editor-in-Chief, Inorganic Chemistry
William B. Tolman, Ph.D.
Editor-in-Chief, Inorganic Chemistry
William Greenleaf Eliot Professor, Washington University in St. Louis
William B. Tolman grew up in Chelmsford, MA, and obtained a B.S. degree from Wesleyan University, CT, in 1983, where he performed organometallic chemistry research under the direction of Alan R. Cutler. He did graduate research with K. Peter C. Vollhardt at the University of California, Berkeley, which culminated in a Ph.D. in 1987. He was then introduced to bioinorganic chemistry during a postdoctoral period, 1987–1990, in the laboratory of Stephen J. Lippard at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was a faculty member in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Minnesota 1990-2017 and then began his current position at Washington University in St. Louis, where he currently serves as Associate Dean for Research in the School of Arts & Sciences.
Shaina Lange, MPS
Senior Publications Ethics Manager, Publishing Integrity Office, ACS Publications
Shaina Lange (she/her) is the Senior Publications Ethics Manager in the Publishing Integrity Office at the American Chemical Society (ACS). Shaina joined ACS Publications in 2015 and the Publishing Integrity Office in 2020. As Senior Publications Ethics Manager, she oversees the overall strategy and activities to advance diversity, equity, inclusion, and respect in the ACS Publications Division. She also supports ethics policy, case management, and education. Shaina represents ACS in several cross-publisher working groups and committees to improve diversity and accelerate change within the scholarly publishing industry and larger research ecosystem. In her previous role at the ACS, she led editorial analytics efforts for ACS journals to monitor performance and support data-driven editorial, marketing, and product development strategies. Shaina holds a Master’s of Professional Studies in Publishing from the George Washington University and a Diversity & Inclusion Certificate from Cornell University. Prior to the ACS, Shaina worked in non-profit book publishing following several years in the special events industry.
Top 10 Tips for Peer Review (PDF)
Navigating peer review as a first-time author or reviewer can be difficult. Follow these tips to become a pro at peer review, to see it as an adventure and an opportunity for professional growth.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Respect at ACS Publications
Explore the ACS Publications’ Diversity Action Commitment and progress, share your feedback, and access the ACS DEIR Resources and Information Hub.
Full Event Recording
Watch and share your favorite parts of the agenda! The full recording of ACS on Campus: Peer Review is now available.