This year’s meeting will offer two Special-Interest Sessions tailored for all those who have an interest in learning more about both sides of the peer review process. First Editor-in-Chief of Blood Bob Löwenberg, MD, PhD, will lead the discussion “How to Get Published in a Peer-Reviewed Journal” (a recommended PhD Trainee Session), Saturday, December 7, from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. (W307, Level 3 [Orange County Convention Center – map it]).

The ability to communicate one’s work effectively by publication in high-impact journals is a benchmark for success in academic medicine. Even high-quality work may not be accepted if not presented in a well-crafted manuscript. This talk will provide insight into the elements of a high-quality manuscript worthy of publication in Blood and tips on avoiding common errors that might result in rejection.

Then, for professionals seeking an inside look at the editorial facets of peer review, Editor-in-Chief of Blood Advances Robert S. Negrin, MD, will chair “How to Peer Review a Scientific Paper” with panelists Leslie Kean, MD, PhD, and Nikhil C. Munshi, MD.

The session is designed to provide key information on the best practices of peer review from the editorial perspective for both basic science and clinically relevant manuscripts. There are multiple professional benefits to becoming a reviewer. It allows the hematologist to stay current on research and developments in the field and can help in patient care, in the laboratory, and in the classroom. It also has the additional benefits of allowing the reviewer to be recognized by their colleagues, and the reviewer can use the experience to demonstrate professional development with their institution.

Join the presenters as they discuss these and other aspects of the contributions of peer reviewers, Sunday, December 8, from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. (W307, Level 3 [Orange County Convention Center]-  map it).

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