Peer Review by and for Non-native English Speakers: Building a Skilled Reviewer Pool Across International Limnological Societies
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.
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 https://doi.org/10.1002/lob.10529.