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Peer Review by and for Non-native English Speakers: Building a Skilled Reviewer Pool Across International Limnological Societies

Apr 11, 2023


Scholarly peer review is critical to the scientific process, yet there are limited resources available for students, postdocs, and other early career researchers (ECRs) to learn how to perform effective and time-efficient review. The ASLO Raelyn Cole Editorial Fellows have developed several peer review training resources, including a webinar, editorial, and review. One key issue identified in our webinar is that English language issues present significant challenges, both for authors and for reviewers. Indeed, the use of English as the primary language of science is a source of inequity that can lead to disadvantages for English as a second language (ESL) authors and reviewers.


Rosie Gradoville, Bridget Deemer, and Renee Van Dorst


Gradoville, M.R., B.R. Deemer, and R.M. Van Dorst. 2022. Peer review by and for non-native English speakers: building a skilled reviewer pool across international limnological societies. Bulletin Limnology and Oceanography 31(4):127-128. Online at



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