The Road from Reviewer to Editor in Food Science and Agriculture Journals

Year 2019
Code 5690
Campus Bologna
Credits 4
Cost 47 (Forty Seven) Euros
Application deadline Nov 06, 2019 (Expired)
Enrollment start and end From November 7th, 2019 to November 13st, 2019
Course overview
This five-day school will acquaint participants with the roles and tasks of reviewers and editors of Food Science and Agriculture journals. Best practices in scientific publishing will be examined to initiate critical discussion around the question “Why are we publishing in food science and agriculture journals in the first place?”. Starting with an overview of the skills and tools that help authors publish their own papers in high-impact-factor journals, to mastering the art of reviewing papers by peers in the same field, we will move towards strategies that work for integrating the editorial board of high-quality scientific journals, and beyond. Using PLOTINA expertise in this field, we will also discuss the inclusion of sex and gender variables in journal Guides for Authors and calls for papers issued by the scientific journals, with the two-fold aim of enhancing research quality and researcher commitment to gender equality. Practical exercises and expert interventions from invited journal editors are included in this course.
Subject area
Sciences and technology
Number of participants
min 15 - max 18
Duration
5 days
Language
English
Admission qualifications
a) Second cycle degree/Two year Master - 120 ECTS (General policies and regulations D.M. 270) in the following course classes: LM-7 Agricultural Biotechnologies; LM-9 Pharmaceutical, Veterinary and Medical Biotechnologies; LM-13 Pharmacy and Industrial Pharmacy; LM-22 Chemical Engineering; LM-41 Medicine and Surgery; LM-42 Veterinary Medicine; LM-54 Chemistry; LM-61 Nutrition and Health Sciences; LM-69 Agriculture; LM-70 Food Industry; LM-71 Industrial Chemistry and Related Technologies; LM-73 Management of Rural Resources; LM-75 Environmental and Land Sciences and Technology; LM-86 Livestock Management; or Second cycle degree/Two year Master of the same subject area, (General policies and regulations DM 509/99 and previous degree programme system).

Other degrees are also accepted, provided they are supported by qualified and documented professional experience or additional documented post-graduate training in the subjects covered by the programme.

b) Proficiency in written and spoken English is compulsory. Adequate knowledge in Food and Agricultural Sciences is also required.
Selection criteria
Admission to the Programme is subject to the positive opinion formulated following the evaluation of the Curriculum Vitae et Studiorum .
Academic director
Maria Teresa Rodriguez Estrada
Place of teaching
Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Agro-Alimentari - DISTAL
Study plan
  • The Road from Reviewer to Editor in Food Science and Agriculture Journal: Theoretical and Methodological Aspects - SSD:AGR/15 - Maria Teresa Rodriguez Estrada, Judith Crews;
  • The Road from Reviewer to Editor in Food Science and Agriculture Journal: Practical Aspects for Working with Editors - SSD: AGR/15 - Judith Crews, Jean-Marc Lobaccaro, Mario Mazzocchi;
  • The Road from Reviewer to Editor in Food Science and Agriculture Journal: Practical Aspects for Working with Publishers - SSD: AGR/15 - Judith Crews, Enrico Valli, Shirin Heidari.

Prof.ssa Maria Rodriguez

Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences - Viale Fanin 40, 4th floor, 40127 Bologna, Italy  

maria.rodriguez@unibo.it

Telephone

051 - 2096015
051 - 2096011