News Brief- Peer Review Week 2017- Seminar- Faculty of Arts and Humanities

All researchers will encounter peer review in their careers; either as authors or as a reviewer.

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the British University in Egypt (BUE) in recognition of the key role peer review plays in the research publishing process, participated in the global event Peer Review Week 2017 which took place from 11-17 September 2017 in different parts around the world.

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities held a two-hour seminar on Thursday 14th September 2017 in the Cultural Room at the BUE-Library. The seminar revolved around the importance of peer review, its direct link to high-quality research, transparency in the peer review process, the rigorous procedure of ensuring the authenticity of works published, how to become a peer reviewer and tips for effective peer review. The seminar raised awareness among academics around the value of peer review on an international level and the many benefits which can reflect on both the academic staff and the university.

The seminar was lead and facilitated by the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities Prof. Shadia Fahim, and guest speakers who participated were Prof. Yehia Bahei El Din Vice President for Research and Postgraduate Studies and Prof. Iman El Mahallawi adjunct professor in the Faculty of Engineering at the BUE.

The seminar concluded with an open discussion, a Q&A session and the dissemination of a pamphlet about best practice for peer review, a list of suggested resources for academic staff and frequently asked questions about peer review.

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