IJROBP Resident Peer Reviewer Training (RePRT) Program

Peer review is the backbone of academic journals, yet most reviewers never receive formal training on the practice. To address this gap, the International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics (Red Journal) offers the Resident Peer Review Training Program (RePRT).

After acceptance into the program, participants will be invited to review articles under consideration for publication at the Red Journal and receive feedback from journal editors. Participants will benefit from exposure to high-quality research in clinical, laboratory-based, and physics-based oncologic sciences, as well as gain insight into the workings of a rigorous peer review process.

Participants who complete 8 high-quality reviews within 2 years will earn a certificate of recognition, and their residency program directors will be notified. Additional recognition may be provided to exceptional participants in the journal’s yearly acknowledgment of its outstanding reviewers.

Interested participants from any discipline are encouraged to participate in RePRT. Applications are considered on a rolling basis; please note there may be a wait list for certain specialties in order to foster a more personalized and efficient experience for each trainee. Residents or fellows in radiation oncology, radiation physics, or radiation biology are especially encouraged to apply. All RePRT applications will be considered regardless of applicant age, race, religion, national origin, sex, gender, disability status, sexual orientation, status as a parent, and/or other protected class. Applications will be reviewed by the Deputy Editor and at least one Senior Editor well-matched to the applicant’s specialty/specialties. Goodness of fit with the journal’s scope, as well as capacity of the program, will be considered.

Clinical residents applying to the program should be in their first through third years of residency, and Physics/Biology residents should be in their first or second years. To be considered for this program, please submit your application via our new online form. Applications can also be emailed directly to the Red Journal Office.

Emailed applications should include a CV and cover letter with the applicant’s name, degree, post-graduate status year, clinical and research areas of interest and what they hope to learn from the program. In the body of the email, applicants should also include their top three areas of interest from the list below:

  • Biology
  • Breast Cancer
  • Central Nervous System Tumors
  • Gastrointestinal Cancers
  • Genitourinary Cancers
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head & Neck Cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Pediatric Tumors & Sarcoma
  • Physics
  • Thoracic Cancer
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